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Vol. V. No. 6. 


July 31, 1909. 


For the announcement of the opening of 

We can use a few more experienced film men 

(Applications will be treated in strict confidence.) 


From the time this company entered the film field it has repeat¬ 
edly assured exhibitors that it intended to take care of their interests. 
We depended to a great extent upon the exchanges treating exhibitors 
as they should be treated. We believed that when an exhibitor 
asked for INTERNATIONAL goods, he would receive them, but we have 
hundreds of letters in our possession from exhibitors disgruntled by 
the fact that a majority of exchanges are foisting faked, shoddy and 
duped goods upon them, under the INTERNATIONAL label. This is not 
true in all cases, but we know that it is true in a majority of in¬ 
stances. Hence, we are forced to establish our own exchanges in order 
to give exhibitors what they want, that is, strictly INTERNATIONAL 
film. These exchanges will handle INTERNATIONAL films, American 
and European makes, exclusively, and they will be opened as rapidly 
as men and locations can be obtained. 



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Volume V-N». 6 .CHICAGO July 31, 1909 

florian pincus sued 


Minstrel Claims That Defendant 
Levied Upon Box Office Unlaw¬ 
fully, and Wants Remuneration. 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 27.— 
Lew Dockstader, the minstrel, filed a 
suit through Eugene Raymond in 
Common Pleas Court recently against 
Florian Pincus, a theatrical manager 
and promoter, to recover damages for 
an alleged illegal levy made on the 
box office receipts at the Grand Op¬ 
era House while Dockstader was fill¬ 
ing an engagement there four years 
ago. Mr. Pincus obtained an attach¬ 
ment against Dockstader in a suit for 
an alleged violation of contract, and 
despite the contention of Dockstader 
that the contract had never been con¬ 
summated, the box office receipts 
were attached. 

Directors of the Company, However, 

Think Differently and They Com¬ 
pel Him to Remain in the Field. 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 26.— 
Because business at the Alamo park 
has not been so good as it should 
have been Manager Kelmer about 
made up his mind to quit it. But 
there was a meeting between him¬ 
self and the directors of the park at 
which he was given the alternative 
of signing stipulations providing for 
keeping the park open the rest of the 
season, or having a writ of attach¬ 
ment served on his property, some of 
which was already boxed up pre¬ 
paratory for shipment elsewhere. 



BAY CITY, Mich., July 27.-A com¬ 
bination of six or seven of the vaude¬ 
ville theaters in lower Michigan is 
pending. Frank J. Swartz, manager 
of the Saginaw, Bijou theater; Frank 
Bryce, of Flint, Colo.; W. S. Butter- 
1 field of Battle Creek and manager of 
! theaters in that city, Jackson and Kal- 
1 amazoo; D. W. Robson, of Lansing; 
I Dan Pillmore of this city and the 
1 Western Vaudeville association are in- 
) terested in the negotiations. The plan 
I is to get together seven road shows 
I that will play full bills in each of 
r these during a period of seven weeks, 
i for which they are engaged. A rneet- 
f ln S was held in Chicago recently in 
f re gard to this matter, and it is prob- 
J able that the new order of things 
r will soon be in force. 

; New Sunday Newspaper. 

P New York is to have a new pap 
i It will be a Sunday paper for a wh 
S after which it expects to appear da: 
? Samuel McLeary Weller, who v 
| formerly identified with the ds 
5 American, will be the editor. The 
| per will be called the New York 1 
| view and will make its debut A 
5 s ; an fi while the Shuberts deny t' 
» they are in any way responsible 
1 the advent of the paper, it is g 

erally believed by, the knowing oi 
l ISe? financi ally chaperoned 
l Shuberts. and it is presumed to 
w tne mouth piece of their associatioi 

Ch j c *?° Exchange Enters New Yc 
V XF -WY0RK, July 28.—The C 
i la F 1 '™ Exchange has opened 
123 West Twen 


Worldwide Chain of Theaters Practically Com¬ 
pleted by Independent Vaudeville Man 

J. C. Matthews, western representa¬ 
tive of William Morris, Inc,, an¬ 
nounced this week that William Mor¬ 
ris had completed his chain of Ameri¬ 
can theaters from coast to coast, and 
at the present time has welded a big 
link in the promised belt line of play¬ 
houses around the world. Incidental¬ 
ly it is announced that Matthews has 
so been at work, and he, too, is about 
to add a small link in the chain, which 
will be a circuit of houses beginning 
at Lincoln, Neb., and ending at To¬ 
peka, Kans., and including such cities 
as Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Okla¬ 
homa City and Leavenworth. 

San Francisco is the latest city to 
capitulate to Morris, and before many 
weeks, according to word received 

from the west, the banner of inde¬ 
pendent vaudeville will be floating 
over twenty-five cities on the Pacific 
coast and in the far west. In this con¬ 
nection there is a rumor that Morris 
has made some sort of a deal with 
the Sullivan-Considine people, but 
Paul Goudron, the representative of 
the latter firm in Chicago, says if such 
a deal has been consummated that he 
knows nothing of it whatever. “We 
know nothing of this matter, and have 
heard nothing of it in this office.” 

The vast new western circuit will 
be operated from San Francisco, 
where there will be two houses, by 
a new corporation known as the Wil¬ 
liam Morris Company, Western, 
(Continued on page 23.) 


Klaw & Erlanger’s Right Bower Gives Up and Is Succeeded 
By£Well]Known Brady Man 

NEW YORK, July 28.—(Special.) 
—Charles Osgood, who has been for 
years identified with Klaw & Erlang- 
er, has resigned from that firm and 
has been succeeeded by Erward Thur- 
naer. This is one of the most start¬ 
ling theatrical sensations of the sea¬ 
son, as Mr. Osgood was generally con¬ 
ceded to be as valuable to the syndi¬ 
cate as Mr. Erlanger himself, his long 
term in the capacity in which he 
served made him not only a person of 
great importance in their affairs, but 

one of the best posted men in the the¬ 
atrical business. 

Great secrecy has been maintained 
regarding his severance with the firm, 
but the report is that Mr. Osgood has 
permanently retired. He was finan¬ 
cially interested in many of the K. & 
E. productions and was one of the 
higest salaried men in his line. Ed¬ 
ward Thurnaer, his successor, has 
been in charge of the booking depart¬ 
ment for W. A. Brady’s attractions. 



Independent Booking Exchange Will 
Use White Rat Contract For 
Its Sixty-five Houses. 

There is a new vaudeville agency in 
the field. The Independent Booking 
Exchange has been organized with 
offices in the Knickerbocker theater 
building, New York city, with John 
J. Quigley as its manager. This new 
organization claims that it is prepared 
to issue contracts to acts for forty 
weeks, using the White Rat form of 
contract exclusively. They are also 
soliciting the booking for the various 
vaudeville houses throughout the 
country. They claim with the sixty- 
five houses which they have they will 
be able to do better not only with the 
theater managers, but with the per¬ 
former as well. The office will be 
under the management of Nick Nor¬ 

The Majestic, Formerly a Melodrama 
House, Will Be Devoted to 
Vaudeville in the Future. 

TORONTO, July 26.—The Majes¬ 
tic theater, which has hitherto been 
devoted to melodrama of the very 
luridest sort, has been leased by Wil¬ 
liam Morris and will be operated as 
a vaudeville house, beginning Aug. 2. 
The lease is for one year and was 
made with A. A. Small, the owner. 
The name will be changed to the 
American Music hall. With the ac¬ 
quisition of this house the William 
Morris circuit reaches from Canada 
to the Pacific coast. 

Will H. Fox for Europe. 

NEW YORK, July 28.—Will H. 
Fox and wife (Monie Mine) finish 
their American engagement Saturday 
and sail August 4 for London for one 



Rumored That Negotiations Have 
About Been Completed for En¬ 
trance of “Independents.” 

SCRANTON, Pa., July 26.—A rep¬ 
resentative of the Sam S. and Lee 
Shubert theatrical corporation of New 
York has been in the city several 
times during the past month endeav¬ 
oring to get a site on which to locate 
one of the Shubert chain of theaters. 
It is rumored that negotiations have 
been about completed for the purchase 
of the Dr. Isaac Goodman property 
adjoining the city hall for some' time, 



Through a Mistake in Booking Martin 
and Mitchell Are Left Strand¬ 
ed in Iowa Capital. 

DES MOINES, July 27.—Through 
a misunderstanding of the booking 
agencies which supply the moving 
picture shows with vaudeville acts, a 
comedy team under the name of Mar¬ 
tin & Mitchell are stranded here and 
have applied to the local trades unions 
for aid. The team came upon advice 
from the Family theater, stating that 
the act which had been booked was 
unable to fill the engagement. How¬ 
ever, upon arriving here they found 
the act which had been previously 
booked was on the job and the Mar- 
tin-Mitchell comedy team were in fair 
way to walk the ties to the next stand. 
President O’Blennis of the Trades As¬ 
sembly is doing everything posible to 
aid them. 



NEW YORK, July -26.—The Na¬ 
tional Motion Picture Exhibitors’ As¬ 
sociation of this state was approved 
by Supreme Court Justice Bischoff. 
It is organized for the “orotection of 
its members, their elevation and bene¬ 
fit, and to deal with persons in the 
business who violate the law.” The 
incorporators are W. M. McKenzie, 
Louis Maas, A. D. Jacobs, F. P. Mc- 
Cutcheon, O. I. Lanberger and C. K. 

Musicians Quit Sells-Floto. 

Charles A. McGrane has left the 
big show band with the Sells-Floto 
circus, claiming that he . could not get 
along with the twenty-four-hour man 
of the show. H. C. Benson, Charles 
Elwyn also quit the band. The lat¬ 
ter joined the Barnum show at Du¬ 
buque. The musicians claim that the 
cook tent is very bad and that the 
Fourth of July dinner was particu¬ 
larly atrocious. One of them said, 
“I love my meat, but oh, you messes!” 

Lottie Williams Quits Blaney. 

NEW YORK, July 28.—Lottie Wil¬ 
liams, the well known dramatic star, 
has entirely severed all connection 
with Harry Blaney. and is to enter 
vaudeville in a sketch written by Ed¬ 
mund Day. 

Streyckmans to Retire? 

It is rumored that Hector J. 
Streyckmans, secretary of the Inter¬ 
national Projecting and Producing 
Company, is leaving that organization. 
His future plans have not been re¬ 



July 3i, m 


Sam P. Gerson, of the firm of Ger- 
sdn and Anderson, is out of the city 
op a short vacation. 

Peter Llanuza, who does cartoons 
for the Record-Herald, has been en¬ 
gaged as cartoonist for The Open 
Door and will make the pictures for 
the independents in the future, along 
with his other work. 

Miss Elsie Moore, who in real life 
"is" Mrs. Lester Jenkens, has been en- 
gagefl to play engenue roles at the 
Sans’ Souci Park theater and is this 
week appearing in “The Mascot.” 

Joseph Oppenheimer, manager of 
. the Sans Souci Park theater, has ap¬ 
pointed Lester- Jenkins theasurer of 
the theater. 

William C. Niesen has been refused 
a permit to run a moving picture and 
vaudeville show in Gunther ball park. 
The reason for this .is, that under a 
new ordinance, the establishment of 
a theater within 200 feet of a church 
is prohibited. The park is closely ad¬ 
jacent to Our Lady of Lourdes 

“The Port of Missing Men, a 
dramatization by Lew B. Parker of 
Meredith Nicholson’s latest novel, will 
probably be given a Chicago hearing 
next spring by W. T. Gaskell. 

Miss Agnes Illrick of the office force 
of the Garrick theater is spending a 
short vacation at New Carlisle, Ind. 

Vanda Enos, a young violiniste who 
has been studying in Europe, will con- 
certize this season under the manage¬ 
ment of Fred G. Conrad. Miss Enos 
will begin her season in Charlevoix, 
Mich., the latter part of August. 

Robert R. Clark, night city editor of 
the Inter Ocean, is this week a 
high brow, and is acting as dramatic 
critic in the stead of Charles W. Col¬ 
lins, who has^gone away to gather a 
coat of tan before the regular season 
opens up. 

G. B. Donlin, one of the bright 
young men connected with the Rec¬ 
ord-Herald, understudy to James 
O’Donnell Bennett, is playing the role 
of dramatic critic on that paper while 
the star is absent on a recuperating 

Katherine Adams, with “The Blue 
Mouse” at the Garrick theater, will 
soon leave for New York, where she 
will try her fortunes on Broadway. 
Miss Ruth Tomlinson, of the same 
company, will accompany her. 

E. J. Timponi, who will go out in 
advance of one of Charles Riggs’ 
shows this season, is largely related 
to the theatrical business. His father 
is the director of the orchestra at 
Powers theater; his mother, Signora 
Brambilla Timponi, was graduated as 
a premier danseuse from the Acad¬ 
emy of La Scala, Milan, and had a 
notable career as a dancer with Ki- 
ralfy and other great producers. His 
brother, Rollo, is assistant treasurer 
at the Illinois theater. 

Charles McCuen, advertising agent 
for the Garrick theater, has been pro¬ 
moted. Mr. McCuen will be the man¬ 
ager of the Auditorium theater in 
Des Moines, Iowa, which is now un¬ 
der the direction of the Shuberts. The 
house will open September 1 with a 
musical play. Mr. McCuen made a 
trip to Des Moines last week to look 
over the ground and make arrange¬ 
ments for repairs and improvements 
in the house. 

Hugh Stuart Campbell, whose 
sketches from life of noted theatrical 
personages have drawn him much 
favorable attention, will soon go to 
New York to sketch several notable 

Mrs. Idael Makeever, of Stroms- 
burg, Neb., a well-known writer and 
monologist, has been visting in Chi¬ 
cago. Mrs. Makeever is the author of 
the words of a new song, called 
“Dream Face,”, which is meeting with 
much success. 

Howard Morgan, playing in “The 
Blue Mouse;” is a master mariner, and 
when he is not on the stage, he is on 
the sea, and he has piloted many a 

rakish craft over the bounding main 

Joseph Medill Patterson, author of 
“A Little Brother of the Rich,” is 
spending the summer at Libertyville, 
Ill., working on a new play, that he- 
hopes to have completed for the com¬ 
ing season. Liebler & Co., will pro¬ 
duce his above named play. 

Sam Reed, whose work as Wallus 
in' !i Tfie Blue Mouse” at the Garrick 
theater, has been one of the high 
points of excellence in that piece, has 
been signed for a prominent role in 
“The Circus Man,” in which Macklyn 
Arbuckle will star this season. The 
show opens at McVicker’s theater the 
latter* part of August. 

Zelda Sears, who will be starred this 
.season iri a new play by Clyde Fitch, 
has been.receiving some splendid pub¬ 
licity in. London.. Mr. Fitch ds over. 
there now, ’and he has been doing 
some excellent press work for - the ' 
well-known Chicago character actress. 

William Schrout of the Whitney 
opera house forces,, is spending, his 
summer vacation at Antioch, Ill. 

William Pierce, one of the well- 
known employes- of the Whitney op¬ 
era house, has gone to Atlantic City 
for a short vacation. 

George Alison and his wife, Ger¬ 
trude Rivers, passed through Chicago 
this week, on their way to spend a 
few weeks at their summer cottage in 
Duxbury, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Alison, 
who were formerly at the Bush Tem¬ 
ple, have been spending the summer 
in Minneapolis, where they hake been 
in a stock company. 

George Taylor, advertising agent for 
the Great Northern theater, has been 
spending his summer at Long Branch 
and Atlantic City. 

E. L. Hardy, treasurer of the Great 
Northern theater, spent his vacation 
among the lakes of Michigan, where 
he fished and gained weight for the 
strenuous season to come. 

Frank P. Rhinock, manager of the 
company playing “The Blue Mouse” 
at the Garrick theater, has invented a 
new meal. He gives hard-boiled egg 
parties in the box office of the Gar¬ 
rick theater every evening. 

Henry Sayre will be the advertising 
agent at the Garrick theater when 
Charley McCuen goes to Des Moines 
to manage the Auditorium. Mr. Sayre 
is well known among the advertising 
men of the city. 

Fred C. Eberts, manager of the 
Great Northern theater, has taken his 
vacation piecemeal. He has had to re¬ 

main in the city to superintend the 
repairs and alterations at the Globe 
theater, and this has caused him to 
depend on week-end trips for his rec¬ 

Miss Louise Glaum has been en¬ 
gaged to play the role of Gladys 
Olivia Armstrong, the part originated 
by Mary Elizabeth Forbes in “The 
House of "a Thousand Candles.” Miss 
Glaum is a graduate of the Belasco 
stock companies of Los Angeles and 
San "Francisco, and this is her first 
eastern engagement. 

W. T. Gaskell announces that ow¬ 
ing to the demand for “The House of 
a Thousand Candles” through the 
west and middle west, that he will 
send out a second company some time 
in October. 

O. R. Henkel has been looking after 
the t publicity for “Lo,” the new Harry 
Askin piece which is now in rehearsal 
-in- Chicago. Mr. Henkel is the man 
whp did yeoman service for “Paid in 
-Full” -last summer. 

Ruth Maycliffe, who will this sea¬ 
son-be seen' again in “The Bachelor” 
-under the Shubert management, has 
been in a hospital in New York, where 
' she 'had to undergo an operation. Re- 
‘ cently, while on her father’s ranch in 
'Texas, she was thrown from, a frac- 
: tious pony, and a ligament in her side 
was wrenched. The injury was not 
serious, but her physicians decided 
' that ah operation was necessary. 

Frank Craven, who will be in the 
' cast of “The Circus Man” at McVick- 
; er’s theater,' is a brother of Edward 
.' Craven of “The Blue Mouse” com¬ 
pany. Frank Craveh was with Olga 
. Nethersole this season ', when she 
played in Chicago. 

Herman L'ieb has been engaged as 
stage director for “The Man,” which 
will be offered at the Whitney opera 
house later in the season. Mr. Lieb 
has had experience in this line of 
work, he having been engaged in that 
capacity in several stock ventures in 
the east. 

Ralph Krebaum has been looking 
after the business interests of M. Law¬ 
rence Fagan in regard to “The Man,” 
the new play scheduled for production 
in Chicago this fall. 

Patrick F. Ludwig of the Garrick 
forces has been entertaining his broth¬ 
er-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. 
J. Coleman, of Akron, Ohio, the past 

Eugene Wilder, formerly treasurer 
of the Orpheum theater in Sioux City, 
Iowa, has been made passenger agent 
for the Chicago Navigation company 
with headquarters in Chicago. Mr. 



Actor Infuriated by Hisses, Threatens to Whip Audience, But 
Concludes by Stabbing Manager 

Tragedy was played at the Star the¬ 
ater, 1439 Belmont avenue, Monday 
night, and it was not down on the 
bills either. It appears that G. W. 
Barn ell, said to be an actor, was giv¬ 
ing a monologue, which in some way 
did not please the auditors. Every 
once in awhile a hiss would be emit¬ 
ted from the people sitting in the 
front rows, and this did not please 
Barnell one little bit. Finally he 
stepped down to the footlights and 
interjected the following into his mon¬ 
ologue : 

“I’ll climb down off the stage and 
punch your heads,” and this did not 
tend at all to quell the turmoil. Suit¬ 
ing the action to the word, he was 
just climbing down, when G. W. Mer- 
riwinkel, the manager, seized him and 
hauled him back. Barnell then made 
a dash for the theater owner, and a 

rough and ready encounter took place 
in sight of the houseful of people. 
The people ran for the doors, and 
pandemonium was let loose for a few 
minutes. Barnell was forced behind 
the swaying scenery, where he was 
ordered to pack his trunk instanter 
and get out of the theater at once; 

Instead of complying with the or¬ 
der, however, the infuriated player is 
alleged to have whipped out a knife 
and attacked Merriwinkel, stabbing 
him three times, once in the left hip, 
once in the left side and once in the 
left arm. The cries of the wounded 
man and the sight of blood further ex¬ 
cited the audience and every man jack 
of them fled. Barnell then attempted 
to escape, but he was apprehended by 
Detectives Lorch and Gade of the 
Sheffield avenue police station, but not 
until after a lively chase and an excit¬ 
ing scuffle. 

Wilder will probably be in charge 
one of the Kohl and Castle tB 
in Chicago this coming season. M 

E. J. Timponi left this week akei 
of “It’s All on the Quiet,” in whi 
Bernard Riggs is to star this sS 
Charles Riggs is the producer and ti 
piece has been booked over a weste 

Ed Carruthers, secretary 
United Fairs Booking Assod 
elated over the recent feat, 
plished by Bleriot' when he 1 
the English Channel. The 
the elation is that he is in 
an airship himself which he has’ 
from Chicago and since the 
heralded the recent feat he M 
deluged with requests for his 
tion. It is playing Indianapa 

Miss Catherine Calhoun, well- 

on account of her work ‘ 
sical comedies as well 
attractions, is understudying' 
the important female roles ' 
tleman from Mississippi.” 

Natalika, whose poses were B 
attraction at Riverview Expositi 
. during the summer, is arranging;^! 
: over the Sullivan Considine; 
and will Open in September^ 
Paul Gourdon circuit. She has] 
her show and will spend the 
of August at Atlantic City. J 

Miss Hazel Swanson will be se 
next season as Lois in Mort H. Sin 
er’s “A Stubborn Cinderella.” 

Earl Flynn, “the boy in Green," h 
.secured the rights for the product! 
next season of Will Kilroy's “A Can 
Kid” and will appear in the title ro 
He has turned his rights over to t 
Hutchinson Musical Comedy Co. Tl 
latter company is now appearing 
the Lagoon, Ludlow, Ky. The shd 
will leave Chicago and appear on f 
northwest circuits. 

Paul Goudron, who is expecting 
go to New York shortly to Jp 
Chris Brown, when the latter goesi 
his vacation, is not worrying a gre 
deal about his own bookings.- He h 
the bookings so completed'that 
can be gone for almost a month a 
. the theaters will be all supplied ™ 
attractions, so far ahead <he h 

Merle E. Smith, manager of “1 
Blind Organist,” which will go i 
from Chicago, August 15. has return 
from a vacation trip to JackSOltw 

J. H. Yeo, of Milwaukee, was 

Chicago this week booking his sens 
tional act, “The Slide and Dive l 
Life,” with the United Fairs Boob 

L. Clifford Fox, dramatic editor 
the Free Press in Milwaukee, was 
Chicago this week viewing some 
the attractions that have been®* 
withstand the hot weather. 

E. F. Carruthers was in Mil® 
this week making arrangeme# 1 
his ten cars of special attract# 
which will show in the Creani c 
during the “home coming” week. 

Homer B. Mason and his * 

Marguerite Keeler, who will** 
the cast of “A Stubborn Ci^H 
this season, have started on an 
tomobile trip from New York to l 

Frank Adams and Will Hou®| 

completed another show, which 
be offered later in the season by 1 
H. Singer. 

Henry Woodruff will be fl 
again this season in “A Prince® 
night.” Miss Harriet Standql!,-, 
merly with “The Boy and the W 
will also be in the cast. 

Jimmy Lucas, the vaudevilM 
has been engaged by Mort H.Jj* 
to play the principal male role ip 
Golden Girl” when it is taken4 
road this season. 

Harry Murry has a contract 
with “Meadow Brook Farm.” 

Ed Moore, who has mans 
eral theaters around Chicaj 
Chicago this week. 

anaged, ■■ 
cago, IS 





Dear Bunch: 

What do I know about, flats?' Well, 
am here to say to you that I know 

all there i: 

know about : flats. 

I mean apart¬ 
ments. There 
is a distinction 
without a differ¬ 
ence. Everyone 
I have met since 
I have been in 
New York has 
said. “Nell, you 
should get an 
apartment; you ■ 
would be so 
comfortable and 
homelike. Get 

■ I cook your meals 

9SK&S . for you." And 

then I did, and 

: NELLIE REVELL. p^on that talks 

* sjfc apartments or 

flats to me I will uncork some of 

T these long-laid-away-in-moth-balls ad- 
jectives which help make the side 
I shows famous (or infamous). Mine, 
! or what was mine, was an apartment 
. because it was over $50 and a bakery. 
1 And I never thoroughly appreciated 
Poe’s “Raven” before. I know now 
\ just how he felt, only worse, and one 
1 more night in that apartment and I 
would be down in Mattawan playing 
i; pinochle with Harry Thaw. I would 
c rather be back to the simple life of a 
i circus car with the opposition cover- 
>1 ing on every side. 

That First Night. 

First night in the apartment, 1:30 
, p. m. and me in the land of Morpheus 
i getting my beauty sleep and dreaming 
defiance to the beauty doctors, hair 
adulators, massage creams, papier 
1 poudre, violet water and milk baths, 

' when I am rudely awakened with a 
' noise something like a boiler yard and 
e ‘ Coney Island on a busy day, and the 
apartment next to mine is brilliantly 

I illuminated and a sketch team who 
“‘had been playing the Frankfurter cir- 
J cuit between Hoboken and Weehaw- 
: ken burst into the apartment. The 
, lady member of the team uttered a 

squawk about how it was his fault 
that they missed the 12:30 boat and 
; had to wait till 1:30 and come across 

II the ferry with Steele and Gettit, who 
were always stealing their act and in¬ 
timated that if the gentleman member 

• of the team would spend more time 
: catching ferries instead of talking to 
11 yellow-haired single acts, this could 

never have come off. The gentleman 
intimated that he was not to be both¬ 
ered; that he was obliged to write a 
parody for the act. and that he had to 
fit it in, when the lady rebelled, say¬ 
ing that he could not put that parody 
Is In just ahead of her ballet as it would 
f: cra h her act and she was a performer 
when he was working on the B. & O. 

used to book. Red Raven (split) 
weeks. But ever since I let Bill Mor¬ 
ris head line me for those sixty weeks 
I have been black listed by the United. 
But Bill was a friend of mine and I 
wanted to help him out. Now what 
do you think of a performer with my 
reputation having to haunt an agent’s 
office looking for work? You bet I 
never talk to their underlings. I go 
up and talk to the old man himself. 
I call Martin Beck, Martin, and Albee, 
Ed—that is, I would call them that if 
I. could get to them, but, of course, 
the office boys don’t know me and I 
can’t get past them. But pipe till I 
tell- you what Bill Morris said to me 
today. He said, “Ben” (he always 
calls me by my first name), “I have 
completed my circuit of 5,001 weeks 
and I want you to take the first con¬ 
tract.” I told him it -was no use, that 
while I liked him and the 5,000 weeks 
were, all right, that odd week was 
rubbing .it in. Those guys think I 
never want a vacation. Why, I have 
to take a week off and go down and 
paint my barn. So they were turned 
down just like a bottle of champagne 
at a Woman’s Christian Temperance 
meeting. I may accept an offer from 
K. & E. next season. Henry Savage 
wants me for the “Love Cure,” but I 
don’t care to create any new roles. 

Saved by a Laugh. 

Just when I was figuring on break¬ 
ing in on the melee I heard a laugh 
from across the way ringing so full of 
humanity and the milk of human kind¬ 
ness that the very sound of it made 
my apartment into the crystal palace 
of delight that beat Andrew Carne¬ 
gie’s slag heap on Madison avenue 
and. Ninety-first street to a fare-you- 
well. You may have heard melodious 
laughs but nothing equal to this one. 
Only one person in the world pos¬ 
sesses a laugh like that and her name 
is Mrs. Newlywed, and she is the in¬ 
spiration for George McManus’ cele¬ 
brated cartoons in the World of the 
“Newlywed’s and Their. Baby.” When 
that laugh floated across the area-way, 
dancing and prancing and splashing 
and dashing and making merry around 
the apartment, I felt so at peace with 

the world that I believe if I’d been on 
a bill posting car, I’d have supplied 
the opposition with paper. Back to 
the pad for me and just when I was 
dreaming that Martin Beck had given . 
me a whole page “ad” and that Pat 
Casey gave me a subscription for ten 
thousand papers for the Salvation 
Army to distribute ’ or that Eddie 
Pigeon and John Pollock had both 
quit trying to make us believe their 
monkey-faced proteges were cousins . 
of ours not many times removed, I 
was again startled into wakefulness 
by the gentlemanly chauffeurs and air 
ship tenders who occupy ,,the garage 
next door, to “The Apartment”—a dog 
show and a lunatic asylum is a pleas¬ 
ant diversion compared to this gentle¬ 
manly bunch of criminal sleep de- . 

Wanted Gas Early. 

Back again to the land that knits up 
the ravelled sleeve of care, only once 
more to be brought to a stern realiza¬ 
tion by the lady-like maid of the 
apartment ringing the telephone, ask¬ 
ing the gas company to come and 
make an attachment to the gas range, 
and this at 3 a. m. Sleep once more 
when a long, dark-blue, shrill whistle 
comes up the tube and after a vocif¬ 
erous demand, “What do you want,” 
comes this startling information: “I 
have come for Mr. Lawson’s pants. 
He told me to get them yesterday 
and I forgot, so me mudder made me 
get up and come down here now so I 
wouldn’t lose me job.” Quietly, gently 
and firmly (yes it was), I informed 
him that I was not in possession of 
Mr. Lawson’s pants and furthermore, 

I did not care for Mr. Lawson or the 
aforementioned garment and to}d the 
kid in as few .words, as possible, using 
a vocabulary I thought within his 
understanding, that if he didn’t go 
away from that tube I would break 
his neck. 

About 4 a. m. the milkman rang 
the bell and inquired if we were going 
to take milk from him, that the former 
occupants of the apartment had fa¬ 
vored him with their business. I told 
him yes, for heaven’s sake to bring 
me up two bottles, of milk at once. 
“I can’t,” was the reply, “I have only 
milk for my regular customers; all I 
wanted to know was whether you 
cared to be a customer or not.” 

At 8 a. m. a hard-faced monstrosity 
entered the apartment and announced 
that he had been sent by the gas com¬ 
pany to make an attachment to the 
gas stove. Sav, if that face was capa- 


Eliza Warren, Former Actress, is Attacked by Demented Sister 
In Her Studio. 

CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 26; — 
Miss Eliza Warren, a well known 
actress and head of a local school of 

, — .o -.- —. elocution and acting, was fatally 

she would not let anybody queer stabbed today by her sister, Mrs. 

Mary Sutton, who was temporarily 
demented. The encounter occurred in 
Miss Warren’s down town studio, in 
the Republic building on Euclid ave¬ 
nue. Recently Mrs. Sutton lost a son 
and she has grieved over his death 

her art. 

The Kitchen Uprooted. 

This was followed by a shower of 
' cooking utensils and everything that 
would tend to make life pleasant for 
the gentleman, and incidently for the 
neighbors, and when she had entirely 
exhausted her ammunition, she ended 
' the argument by sweetly asking him 
n he knew where she had put the 
onions as she wanted to fry some for 
! her hearths delight. Now if there is 
anything in the world that is inducive 
11 1° wsoiration, or that will coddle my 
i angelic disposition it is the odor of 
tried onions that come wafting up the 
court at 1:30 a. m. At this interest- 
; « ng .L 01nt a gentleman friend called 
■ ° n |nem and the lord of the manor 
, e Proceedings bv saying, 
w r you think of Kid Albee 
hw Smith star tinK a book- 

ng offi ce? for that . To always 

until it is thought her mind was. 
turned. Miss Warren has been living 
at Mrs., Sutton’s home, but last night 
both remained in the studio. Miss 
Warren was awakened by her sister 
who stabbed her . three times. In at¬ 
tempting to take the knife from her 
sister, Mrs. Sutton also was severely 
cut. Miss Warren was rescued by the 
building engineer, who burst in the 
studio door. Both were taken to the 

bie of forming an attachment to any-, 
thing short of a battle axe, I miss my 

A Letter from “Home.” 

At 9:30 I left the flat, breakfastless 
because said attachments, between • 
Frosty Face, the cook, and my gas 
range had not been made. On the 
steps I was greeted by the postman 
with a letter in the familiar hand¬ 
writing' of my: daughter. Here, I 
thought, is balm for all .of my woes. 
But first I must give you a little in¬ 
troduction so you will : understand 
why I was a fit subject for an ambu¬ 
lance after reading the letter. Now, 
all of you who know me and many of 
you who do not know ;me, know that 
I am-the proud mother.of .twin daugh¬ 
ters, for whom I have lived on coffee 
and rolls half of my life in order to 
educate them ■ and keep them away 
from the temptations of the world. 
And one ‘ of the many and gratified 
desires of my life was to own a pan¬ 
ama hat, but as I never could see my 
way clear, and thinking the daugh¬ 
ters would each like one, I purchased 
two very- handsome ones for fifty dol¬ 
lars last year in San Francisco, and 
after decorating them with becoming 
Roman bands sent them down to the 
farm to the daughters without ex¬ 
plaining to them that they had cost 
over $1.50. When I opened the letter 
from them yesterday, this was what 
it contained: 

“Dear Mother: 

“Little Jimmy Reed had no hat to 
wear to Sunday school so I gave him 
the old straw one you sent me last 

She had given him the twenty-five 
dollar panama. 

Now what chance have I got? 

I take this opportunity to thank my 
many friends and readers of the Show 
World for their kind wishes and ex¬ 
pressions sent to me. The many let¬ 
ters I liave received will be an incen¬ 
tive to spur me on to better efforts. 
Should I sometimes use a little line 
that opens a blue vein, it is the fault 
of the head, and not the heart. Write 
me when you will, and if I do not 
answer your letter it is lack of oppor- 
tunty, not inclination. Have your 
mail addressed in my care and come 
and see me when you are in town. 
The latch string hangs out. 



Ballast Point Manager Leaves His Post Without Notice and 
; fgfrft Stage Hands Want ^Their Money. 

TAMPA, Fla., July 26. — W. H. known to the members of, the com- 

Starkey, who for the past several pany until they assembled at the Ca- 

weeks has been manager of the dra- sino last night for the nightly per- 

matic troupe which has been holding formance. Whether Mr. Starkey owed 

0 m fj- I brought him a fancy vest forth at Ballast Point, sprung a sur- bills is not known yet, but it is known 

- a? 1 was down south playing prise on his friends by suddenly leav- that he did not pay off his employes 

1 ot mose cracked weeks that he ing the city. His departure was not last Saturday. 



Merle H. Norton’s “The Missouri 
Girl” will ooen at Sycamore, Ill., July 
31 and as that is the only date which 
the company gives that section of the: 
state, the entire county is being billed. 
Joseph Rith will manage the com¬ 
pany; A! H. Oake will go in advance, 
and Kathryns Cameron, Lulu Neth¬ 
away, J. Elmer Grimm, C. E. Yar- 
nell and Dorothy Dowling will be 
members of the company. A charac-- 
ter old man and an ingenue are needed' 
to complete the cast. The route is as' 
follows: Sycamore, Ill., July 31;- 

Watseka, Ill., Aug. 2; Fowler, Ind., 4; 
Oxford, 5; Williamsport, 6; West 
Lebanon, 7; Westville, Ill.. 8: Attica, 
Ind., 9; Covington, 10; Cayuga, 111: 
Chrisman Ill., 12; Waveland, Ind., 13;- 
Clinton, 14; Terre Haute 15; Shelburn,' 
16; Hjrmera, 17; Sullivan, 18; Oak-' 
town, 19; Mount Carmel, Ill.; 20; Tell'; 
City, Ind., 22; Huntingburg, 23; Cyn-: 
thiana, 24; New Harmony, 25; Gray- 
ville, 26; McLeansboro, 27; Norris: 
City, 28; Harrisburg, 30; Benton, 31. 

Lester Cuneo Recovering. 

Lester Cuneo, writing from Hutchi-' 
son, Kan., says: “Your paper is re¬ 
ceiving wonderful popularity in this 
section of the country.” It may be 
recalled that Cuneo, a young leading' 
man, was recently operated upon for' 
serious ear .troubles, artd is rapidly 
recovering his strength. He intends: 
to come to his Chicago home for fur¬ 
ther recuneration and to prepare fpr 
the coming season. 

liked rr. 

Hussey’s Complete 98 Weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Hussey, the 
“Musical Ventriloquists,” have just 
finished 98 weeks in vaudeville. Next 
season they will be seen in a new act. 


July 31, 1909. 



Receipts of the Day Did Not Exceed 
Five Thousand Says Ore Report— 
The Englewood Location. 

The Ringlings did not play in Den¬ 
ver, thanks to the strenuous efforts 
of the Denver Post and its owners. 
They played at Englewood, practi¬ 
cally seven miles from the heart of 
the city, with bad car service, a ride 
of thirty-five or forty minutes. 

Some of the papers claim that both 
performances last Monday were 
packed, but a more conservative esti¬ 
mate comes much under that, and 
it is quite probable that the receipts 
of the day did not exceed $5,000. Two 
years ago they took away $15,007 and 

there is not the least doubt had they 
been permitted to show down town 
or had there been better means of 
transportation, thev would have taken 
away a barrel of coin. 

The entire fight between the author¬ 
ities and the Ringlings was brought 
about by “covering” paper. 

About the first of June of this year 
the Wallace-Hagenbeck circus car 
reached Denver and began “billing” 
the city for its exhibition on June 14. 
The Ringling Brothers’ circus, which 
was not to exhibit until July 36, sent 
a mass of bill-board paper to the city 
by express, and wherever possible 
“covered” the Wallace-Hagenbeck 
paper, or had it posted with a view 
to destroying the business of the 
smaller show. 

In a spirit of fair dealing the au¬ 
thorities requested the Ringlings to 
remove their billing until after the 
Wallace-Hagenbeck show had gone. 
This, they were told, would give them 
fully six weeks in which to advertise 
their circus. 

No attention was paid to either the 
first or the repeated requests. They 
were then informed that if the city 
was forced to remove their bills they 
would not be given a license to ex¬ 
hibit here. To this also there was no 
response of any kind. The city then 
ordered the Ringling Brothers’ bills 
covered. When an application for a 
license to exhibit was made by the 
Ringlings last week it was, in accord¬ 
ance with the previous notification, 

The Post Editorial. 

The Ringlings took the case into 
the federal court, but Judge Lewis 
practically decided against them by 
his decision that he had no authority 
in the case and that the City of 
Denver was its own boss in the mat¬ 
ter. The Ringling attorneys were 

called down in court for the attacks 
they made upon the Sells-Floto cir¬ 
cus and its proprietors, because it 

The editorial echoes of the fight 

are highly interesting. Last Sunday, 
under the caption, “The Biter Bit,” 
the Denver Post ran a strong edi¬ 
torial of which this is a part: 

“In April last the Sells-Floto shows 
arranged to play in El Paso on the 
7th. The Ringlings had the town 
billed with “coming soon” posters 
while, as a matter of fact, they could 
not make El Paso until October. 
Years ago representatives of the 
Ringlings were arrested, tried, and 
fined for “covering the paper” of the 
Sells-Floto shows in Anaconda, Boze¬ 
man, Livingston and other towns of 
Montana. On account of committing 
the same offense against the Sells- 
Floto shows in Kansas, a permanent 
injunction was issued against them 
forbidding the practice of the trick in 
that state. For years they sent their 
men ahead of the Sells-Floto shows, 
securing the only available lots in 
towns Sells-Floto had routed, al¬ 
though Ringlings were not going to 
those towns at all, or for months 
after the Sells-Floto dates. Refusal 
of license is a new experience for the 
Ringlings; but they have made it an 
old experience for their independent 
rivals; and therefore they have no 
“kick” coming on account of the Den¬ 
ver. refusal, because “the man who 
asks for equity must come with clean 

“It may be that the Ringling broth¬ 
ers have no personal knowledge of the 
devices adopted by their agents for 
stifling competing shows. Has not 
that great and good man Mr. Rocke¬ 
feller publicly lamented the similar 
performances of his agents, and dis¬ 
avowed all previous knowledge of 
their confidence? But the advance 
agent of the Ringlings admitted in 
his own affidavit prepared for Judge 
Lewis the charges made against The 
show by the fire and police board, 

and if the Ringling brothers person¬ 
ally disapprove of such practices the 
conclusion is inevitable that they can¬ 
not efficiently control their own or¬ 
ganization. Such a conclusion may 
be unhappy, but there are numberless 
other evidences of its truth. The cir¬ 
cus business is a peculiar business. 
In the case of the Ringlings the out¬ 
fit carries not only some three hun¬ 
dred performers, but some eight 
hundred hands. Those performers 
may be above renroach. Those circus 
hands may be perfect gentlemen. But 
with the circus and its army goes an 
unattached battalion who seem to be 
too numerous for the police organiza¬ 
tions of most Western towns and 
cities. Understand that the Ringlings 
are more than anxious to be rid of 
such a camp following. Whenever 
they can they drive them off. But the 
peculiar character of the circus busi¬ 
ness; the necessity imposed upon it 
of constant travel; makes the effect¬ 
ual policing of a host such as the 
Ringlings almost impossible; and the 
further licensing of such an aggrega¬ 
tion is a problem that the ruling of 
Judge Lewis may help many towns 
to elucidate.” 

What the News Said. 

The Rocky Mountain News, under 
the caption “Denver Must Be Made 
a Free City” ran the following edi- 

“The Ringling circus played at En¬ 
glewood to capacity. The big tents 
were jammed. Denver was irritated 
to the point where it proposed to see 
that circus, anyway; and if the tram¬ 
way had pulled its cars off altogether, 
we strongly suspect the crowd would 
have walked. 

“And now that the thing is over, 
suppose we walk around the situation 
for a minute or two, and see just 

inconvenience several thousand peo¬ 
ple who wanted to see the circus. 
But the circus came, and the people 
went to see it—and they will not 
accept as a substitute the Sells-Floto 
aggregation of tvohoid and smells. 
The effort to use the natronagg® 
Denver as a club to make the Ring¬ 
lings buy out Brer Tammen’s losing 
game has failed. 

“But the alliance between Mayor 
Speer and the men who called him a 
“fathead” and accused him of the 
most serious of crimes has had some 
consequences. And thev do not seem 
to us to be pleasant or profitable con¬ 
sequences for Denver. 

“The News has always believed 
that Denver should be a free city; a 
city to which everv respectable immi¬ 
grant should be welcomed; and in 
which every respectable business 
should be assured of absolute, fair 
play. The News has taken this stand 
because of a prejudice in favor of fair 
play, anyway; but if we had based our 
conduct on the most careful calcula¬ 
tion of civic self-interest, we should 
still demand freedom and a square 
deal for all decent business. No city 
liveth to itself, and no city careth to 
die to itself. And the city which 
beckons the stranger should be pre¬ 
pared to treat him fairly. 

“Mayor Speer and the Red Room 
graduates of barroom and lottery 
have combined to give Denver a repu¬ 
tation not for fair play, but for foul 
play. They have shut from the city’s 
gates a perfectly respectable , and 
decent business; and that after taking 
the license fee. They have defiantly 
said that whoso wants to do business 
in Denver must see them and get— 
for a price—their gracious permis^E 
How that price is divided we neither 
know nor care—there may be honor 
among thieves, and again there 
mayn’t be. But this is sure: That 
Denver is now classified on the books 
of at least one great business as a 
place where the people, indeed, are 
warm-hearted and friendly; but where 
the city government is given over to 
the schemes of blackmailers and. pro¬ 
fessional grafters. 

“We commend that fact to the at¬ 

what has come of the most impudent 
piece of blackmailing which ever 
came to our notice, even in our long 
acquaintance with the Champa Street 
Rose and the ‘Lion of the Rockies.’ 

“Nothing has come of it. The 
blackmailers and grafters played their 
last card, and played it in vain. They 
managed to put the circus people to' 
much needless annoyance, and some 
needless expense. They managed to 

tention of Denver’s business | 
They elected Mayor Speer. 
said he would give us a ‘business, 
ministration.’ They are the metJww 
will first profit by the city’s welfare 
and surest pay for the city’s iBj® r 
tune. We should like to know 
they think of the “business r 
who has done all in his power t< 
the city’s greatest business asa 
reputation for fair play?” 

Are We Coming to This? 

From the Denver News. 

July 31 , 1909 . 




President Barry, of Stage Employes, Contradicts Himself in 

In an interview with Philip Kelly, 
business agent of the International 
Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em¬ 
ployes, of New York, Mr. Kelly said 
that their organization had not been 
ousted at the meeting held at Spring- 
field, Ohio, July 12, but were suspend¬ 
ed due to their refusal to be seated 
under the conditions offered by the 
executive board. 

Mr. Kelly stated in an interview to 
the Show World that: 

“The trouble with the alliance has 
been brewing for three years, and 
originated when Daniel Frohman sent 
a play on the road called ‘The Spoil¬ 
ers.’ It seems Mr. Frohman had en¬ 
gaged William Devarna, a member of 
New York Local No. 1, as a property 
man. Devarna canceled twenty-four 
hours before the show started on 
tour. A man named Corklan, a mem¬ 
ber of Columbus local, was secured 
to succeed Devarna. Corklan was to¬ 
tally unfamiliar with the prop lists 
and cues, and the working of the 
show, as he had had no opportunity 
to attend rehearsals or familiarize 
himself with the several duties coin¬ 
cident with his position. William 
Campf, chief property man for Froh¬ 
man, deemed it advisable to send as 
an assistant to Corklan, until he could 
familiarize himself with the work, a 
young man named McLoughlin, who 
was thoroughly versed in every de¬ 
partment of the production of the 
show, as he had helped to build the 
props; McLoughlin to remain until 
Corklan could familiarize himself 
enough with his work to handle it 
without any fear of a falldown. 

McLoughlin an Apprentice. 

“McLoughlin being an apprentice, 
had no union card, and Washington 
Local, No. 22, preferred charges 
against the entire crew of ‘The Spoil¬ 
ers’ company, and the alliance im¬ 
posed a fine of $25 on each one with¬ 
out having notified them of the 
charges or giving them a hearing. 
Contention of the New York local was 
to the effect that as McLoughlin was 
sent to protect Frohman’s interests 
and insure correct production of the 
piece, and as Local No. 1 has always 
maintained to the managers who em¬ 
ployed them, that they endeavored in 
every way possible to protect their 
interests, at the fifteenth annual con¬ 
vention held in Norfolk, W. Va., in 
1907, the New York delegation de¬ 
manded that the fine imposed on the 
working crew of ‘The Spoilers’ com¬ 
pany should be remitted. After a 
four hour debate it was decided that 
Local No. 1 was justified in doing 
anything in their power to promote the 
success of the production. A motion 
was carried under protest of the ex¬ 
ecutive board. The next difference 
with the executive board of the alli¬ 
ance was immediately following the 
convention at Minneapolis in 1908. 
The cause of the outbreak this time 
was because the New York local in¬ 
sisted that their laws be enforced in 
reference to Locals No. 35 and No. 
27, as these organizations had been 
chartered as calcium and moving pic¬ 
ture operators. This invoked a con¬ 
troversy, owing to the fact that mem¬ 
bers of the Operators’ Union persist¬ 
ed iff traveling with road companies, 
representing themselves as duly quali¬ 
fied ejectricians. The law is very plain 
m this matter, and President Barry 
was appealed to. 

Barry’s Letter. 

“The local' received the followin 

Au™tT ati ° n fr ° m Mr ' Barry ’ date 

f :;^ er date of August 7, 1908, tl 
loiiowing coiamunication was receive 
from Pmident Barry: 

“ ‘Boston, Mass., August 7, 1908. 
“‘Jos. L. Meeker, Secretary Local No. 

1, New York City: 

“ ‘Dear Sir and Brother—Your sev¬ 
eral communications duly at hand, and 
I have very carefully gone over them. 
In my communication to Local No. 35 
I was of the belief that it was thor¬ 
oughly understood when I wrote it 
No. 35 or No. 37 men can go on the 
road in the electrical department un¬ 
der the rights granted them by their 
charter. True, I did not write in the 
full title of No. 35 and No. 37, and 
to be candid, I did not think it was 
necessary, as I was of the belief that 
everybody knew their title, but I in no 
way or manner ever intimated that 
No. 35 or No. 37 men could or would 
be permitted to go on the road as 
electricians, for I am not permitted 
by our laws to do so. I have not the 
power to annul a law passed and au¬ 
thorized by a majority vote of the 
delegates to the last convention, and 
as I do not make the laws, but am 
supposed to see them obeyed, it would 

President of the Theatrical Protective 
Union No. 1 of New York City. 

be absurd for me to try and assume 
power that I do not possess. I have 
said No. 35 or No. 37 men are not to 
go on the road as electricians, and 
that, I think, is or ought to be thor¬ 
oughly understood. It was so under¬ 
stood by the delegates to the last 
convention, and is so understood to¬ 
day. My letter does not say No. 35 
or No. 37 men can go on the road as 
electricians. I don’t want it to be 
misconstrued as such, for it does not 
mean any such thing. Why, how long 
would the I. A. T. S. E. executive 
board stand for such a ruling as that. 
Not long, I think. I certainly did say 
I was sorry that a feeling of harmony 
did not or does not prevail in New 
York City. I also strongly advised 
and suggested a meeting to promote 
such a feeling, and I certainly still 
hope to see harmony there.- Now, I 
want to be thoroughly understood, not 
alone in this matter, but in any and all 
matters pertaining to the office the 
convention saw fit to elect me to. I 
am not in this office to make or break 
laws, but to see to it that the laws as 
enacted by the convention are lived 
up to, and, with the help of the Lord, 
I intend to do so, at least as long as 
I am in this office. I took oath to 
that, and nothing will make me stul¬ 
tify myself by swerving from my duty 
and the obligation that I took. I 
want to be of some value to my fel¬ 
low man, as far as lies in my power, 
at least. Now, in conclusion, I want 
to distinctly reiterate that, according 
to the laws enacted at the Minneapolis 

convention, Locals No. 35 and No. '37 
men are allowed to go out on tour in 
the electrical department under the 
rights granted them by their charter, 
and their charter reads as “Calcium 
and Electro-Calcium Lamp Opera¬ 
tors,” and “Moving Picture and Pro¬ 
jecting Machine Operators,” and are 
not allowed to go out as electricians. 
That is the law enacted by the last 
convention. I sincerely trust that all 
members of our I. A. T. S. E. will en¬ 
deavor to obey all laws of our I. A. 
T. S. E., and it will promote a far 
better feeling, not alone among our¬ 
selves, but a feeling of respect from 
our employers. Trusting that this ex¬ 
planation is thoroughly clear, with 
best wishes. I remain, 

“ ‘Yours fraternally, 


“ ‘President.” 

Barry Contradicts Himself. 

“After receiving the above, the New 
York local was under the impression 
that everything had been satisfactorily 
settled, and were greatly surprised at 
receiving another communication from 
Boston, dated August 20, which com¬ 
pletely contradicts the foregoing de¬ 
cision of Mr. Barry: 

“Under date of August 20, the fol¬ 
lowing letter was received from Presi¬ 
dent Barry, reversing his decision of 
August 7: 

“ ‘Boston, Mass., August 20, 1908. 
“‘To All Locals of the I. A. T. S. E.; 

“ ‘Gentlemen and Brothers—The 
last convention, held in the city of 
Minneapolis, Minn., from July 13 to 
July 18, 1908, enacted much good leg¬ 
islation for the benefit of our I. A. 
T. S. E. One law, however, while it 
may be a good law, I don’t think 
would be for the best interests of our 
I. A. T. S. E. that it should become 
operative at this time, for many rea¬ 
sons. I refer to the law relating to 
Locals No. 35 and No. 37, Calcium and 
Electro-Calcium Moving Picture and 
Projecting Machine Operators. After 
much careful thought and considera¬ 
tion, I find that as many of the mem¬ 
bers of Locals No. 35 and No. 37 have 
been out on tour for years in the elec¬ 
trical departments with traveling com¬ 
panies, and in many instances have, 
previous to our last convention, en¬ 
tered into and signed contracts for 
the season of 1908 and 1909, and some 
of said men have worked for said 
managers the present summer, and 
said managers have invested large 
sums of money preparing for the sea¬ 
son of 1908 and 1909, to enforce law 
at this -time would be a very grave in¬ 
jury to the whole I. A. T. S. E. 

“‘Our I. A. T. S. E. holds con¬ 
tracts sacred, and penalizes any of its 
members severely for violating con¬ 
tracts., yet were this law to be imme¬ 
diately put into operation it would 
mean innumerable broken contracts, 
and we, our I. A. T. S. E., -would not 
be consistent. At the recent confer¬ 
ence held in the city of New York 
between representatives of Locals No. 
1 and No. 35 Secretary-Treasurer 
Hart and myself, both parties signified 
their willingness to await a decision 
from me as president of the I. A. T. 
S. E., as the matter was of grave im¬ 
portance, and required much careful 
thought and consideration, which I 
assure you I have given to it. I can 
only arrive at the following conclu¬ 
sion, that while the law stands, that 
for the best interests of ourselves and 
our managers, it does not become op¬ 
erative until July, 1909, and all mem¬ 
bers of our I. A. T. S. E. can govern 
themselves accordingly. Brothers, I 
want to say, in conclusion, that I have 
no personal or ulterior motive—my 
only motive being to safeguard our 
whole I. A. T. S. E., and for its ad¬ 
vancement and progress, as I firmly 
believe in endeavoring to do good for 
each and every local of our I. A. T. 
S. E. 

“ ‘I. thetefore, do decide that for the 
best interests of our I. A. T. S. E., 
that the law nertaining to Locals No. 
35 and No. 37 be not put into opera¬ 
tion until July, 1909, and that mem¬ 
bers of Locals No. 35 and No. 37 be 
and are permitted to go on tour in the 
electrical departments or road shows, 
as formerly. 

“ ‘Trusting that the reasons given 
by me will be sufficient explanation 
as to why, as president of our I. A. 
T. S. E., I so decide, and that my 
decision will meet with favorable ap¬ 
proval by every local of our I. A. T. 
S. E. 

“ ‘I remain, your fraternally, 

“‘Attest: ‘“President. 

“ ‘LEE M. HART, 

“ ‘General Secretary-Treas- 

Member Sues Local. 

“Local No. 1 refused on several oc¬ 
casion to work with members of Lo¬ 
cals No. 35 and No. 37, and one mem¬ 
ber, who had been discriminated 
against, sued Local No. 1 for $1,500. 
The case is still pending. The execu¬ 
tive board fined the New York local 
$250 for failure to comply with the 
letter from President Barry, dated 
August 20, 1908, which was a complete 
revision of his own decision, rendered 
August 7. New York local claims that 
Barry’s letter of August 20 is a direct 
violation of their by-laws, as the laws 
cannot be changed, except by a con¬ 
vention vote or a referendum vote of 
all the members of the alliance. At 
the regular meeting of Local No. 1 
on July 25 it was unanimously agreed 
that the New York local would not 
pay the fine imposed, for the payment 
of said fine directly or indirectly 
would be an admission of guilt on 
their part. Senator Wagner, who 
was counsel for the New York local, 
had so advised them, and explained to 
the committee which waited on him 
that after a careful consideration of 
all the facts in the case, he was sure 
the New York local was acting within 
their rights, and felt confident that 
the courts would uphold them in their 
present attitudes.” 



“Independent” Vaudeville Magnate 

Announces Long List of Head¬ 
liners for His Growing Circuit. 

NEW YORK, July 29.—Follow¬ 
ing is a list of some of the acts Wil¬ 
liam Morris has booked for the com¬ 
ing season: 

Terry Corney, Friend & Downing, 
Nelson Jackson, Kara, Fred Karno, 
London Pantomime Co., Lombards, 
Herbert Floyd & Co., Barry, Lupino, 
Geo. Lashwood, S. Loftus, Paul’s 
six juggling girls, R. A. Roberts, 
Tambo and Tambo, Nellie Wallace, 
Bransby Williams, Harry Lauder, 
Paul Conchas, Sengali’s Musical 
Thought Transference Act, not to be 
confused with the hypnotists known 
as the Seven Svengalis; Devine Mura, 
Clark Hamilton, Seven Perezoffs, 
who are said to be exceptionally clev¬ 
er jugglers and who during the 
course of the atit prepare, cook, 
serve and eat a meal while juggling 
the utensils; Arthur Prince, Ida 
Renee, Great Severin, Marie Loftus. 
Mr. Deimling, formerly manager of 
the Deimling theater at Rockaway, 
has given up the management of the 
Deimling theater at Rockaway on ac¬ 
count of ill health and persuaded 
William Morris to assume the man¬ 
agement of his theater. Nate Spin- 
gold and Hugh Morris represent the 
interests of Mr. Morris out there. 

Selig Off for Europe. 

President W. N. Selig of the Selig 
Polyscope Company and Mrs. Selig 
will sail from New York Aug. 4 on 
the Mauretania for an extended 
European tour. While abroad Mr. 
Selig will visit all of the more impor¬ 
tant film centers, and while he has 
not given out any announcements as 
to his business plans on the other 
side, it is rumored that the Selig 
Company will shortly inaugurate a 
number of European offices for the 
handling of their product. 

Maennerchor Entertained. 

Wednesday night 500 members of 
the Germania Maennerchor were en¬ 
tertained at Bismarck garden at a 
special club night programme ar¬ 
ranged by Ballman’s band and the 
Irish Choral society. 





Cincinnati Offers That Many as Well 
as Five Vaudeville, Two Bur¬ 
lesque and Picture Shows. 

CINCINNATI, July 26.-—’Very few 
of the cities in this country can come 
up to Cincinnati so far as theaters 
are concerned for next season. 
Every theater in the city, which is 
now closed, has been in the hands of 
repair men, and there are about four 
new legitimate hoqses, five vaude¬ 
ville, two burlesque and a numera¬ 
ble amount of Picture Shows of the 
highest order. Cincinnati boosts par¬ 
ticularly of the finest of theaters 
catering to the moving picture line. 
The investment alone runs up into 
figures. To summarize, Cincinnati 
will have the following houses for 
next season: Fourteen legitimate 
musical fcomedy, of which four are 
new; five vaudeville, one new; two 
burlesque, one new. In all proba¬ 
bility the ground for these new thea¬ 
ters will be broken for the fall. The 
attractions for the coming season 
have been announced by many of the 
theaters and the billboards are plas¬ 
tered with eight sheets, and from 
all appearances Cincinnati will enjoy 
a lively theatrical season 1909-10.— 



July 27:—Rey. Father Thomas Mc- 
Loughlin, pastor of the. Church of the 
Blessed Sacrament, has begun a cru¬ 
sade against Sunday moving picture 
shows and vaudeville. At each of the 
masses last Sunday, Rev. Father Mc¬ 
Loughlin delivered " strong sermons 
against the Sunday performances, 
characterizing them an outrage and 
advising his parishoners. to keep away 
from them. He said that if the shows 
were continued he would appeal to 
the protestant ministers of the city to 
join with him .in a fight against what 
he considered a desecration of the 

Rev. Father McLoughlin, who was 
formerly pastor of the Church of the 
Transfiguration of Chinatown, New 
York, is particularly incensed against 
the Leow Amusement Company of 
Brooklyn, which recently purchased 
the New Rochelle theater and in¬ 
stalled ■ Sunday performances. This 
theater was formerly owned by the 
Knights of Columbus, which body sold 
it to its present owners for the sum 
of $80,000. The attack of Rev. Father 
McLoughlin has caused, consternation 
among the theatrical people of the 
city. The sermons were particularly 
severe, and the threatened crusade 
of all the pastors in the city against 
the Sunday shows has aroused the 
owners of several moving picture the¬ 
ater proprietors, who fear that they 
may be compelled to close their 
houses on Sunday, one of the best 
days in the week for their business. 

Ferris Returns From Tour 
IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.— 
Dick Ferris has returned from an ex- 
. tended tour of the West. He has 
been in Juab, Utah; Santa Monica, 
Los Angeles and Denver. While 
away Mr. Ferris closed a contract 
with the Standard Oil company for 
the lease of his oil properties in Juab, 
Utah. He presented the Ferris trophy 
to the Apperson car, which won the 
road race at Santa Monica, and he was 
host to Minneapolis Elks in Los An¬ 
geles, where he has kept his house 
open to them during the Elks’ con¬ 
vention. • Mr. Ferris expects to be 
seen during the present season in a 
new comedy which he obtained on the 
coast. The play was written for him 
and it is in the hands of his stage di¬ 
rector, Sedley Brown. Mr. Ferris has 
been offered the management of the 
Santa Monica road races, to be held in 
July, 1910— FOSTER. 


mvr *< / T'TTT? T> A V O'TDL' A XT’ )) Dancer Who Created a Furore in Paris 

Uil IXlilf rii I OllCil/AA.. Will Take Place of Now Popu¬ 

lar Terpsichorean. 

Only the Best Shows Have Been Making Money from the Start 
—First Month Better Than St. Louis. 

SEATTLE, Wash., July 26.—This 
Pay Streak out here at the Alaska- 
Ypukon-Pacific Exposition is a pretty 
nice little place;—for a good show, but 
its no place for bloomers. The fool¬ 
ish brigade that came out here with 
nothing stronger than bait for gudg¬ 
eons, has run against a little bit the 
wisest show-going money to be found 
anywhere on the hemisphere and as a 
result of it there are a whole lot of 
them lying around waiting for either 
the coroner or the board of health to ’ 
dispose of their remains in the most 
sanitary and decent manner possible. 

Down to date its been painful for 
the bad ones. Its been more than 
that, it has been pitiful, but its . a 
bonanza for the good ones.. Class, is 
getting more' money every day and 
has got a lot of it from the start. It 
is almost staggering, but this North¬ 
west Fair did a better first month 
than St. Louis, by 100,000 admissions. 
Arid it was a crowd to which spend¬ 
ing money was a real pleasure, pro-, 
viding a run for it was offered. 

Monitor and Merrimac Success. 

Take the Monitor and Merrimac as 
an instance. With a total attendance 
at the Exposition of. more than .500,- 
000 —the big. McConnell spectacle, 
played to better than twenty-five per 
cent of it, not counting.the. paper that 
Sam C. Haller, who .is .general 
manager of both the Monitor arid. 
Merrimac and the Battle of Gettys¬ 
burg, has been flooding the place with. 

Emmett. McConnell, of the Monitor 
and Merrimac and Creation, was out - 
for the opening but has. been away 
ever since. He found Sam C. Haller 
out in front of Norris & Rowe and 
grabbed • him for the Seattle end of 
the McConnell string. He .left Parker 
J, MpGonnell here to represent h's 
personal - interests and the youngster 
has developed into a rattling business 
man. • With Haller at the, helm and 
Parker caring for the family interests 
he has been able to give his whole at¬ 
tention to Creation and the Monitor 
and Merrimac show-at Riverview and 
his other business elsewhere. 

And you can take it- from Haller 
that it is no' joy path he has been 
treading, for he is the father confes¬ 
sor and advisor in chief to all of the 
amateurs along the Streak and he is 
called upon day and night for heavy¬ 
weight advice by the Exposition di¬ 
rectors and managers. Against his 
will and inclination, Haller is made 
“fall guv” for everything from bal¬ 
loon marriages to Lou Buckley’s 
christenings in the Auditorium. Fig¬ 
ure that he is carrving on a typical 
Haller publicity campaign and you 
can get an idea of the time he is 
spending down in the village square. 

Passes for School Teachers. 

Haller’s publicity campaign is 
unique. The new ones even thought 
he was crazy until the Monitor and 
Merrimac receipts went up. There 
are something more than 6,000 school 
teachers in the state and everyone of 
them is carrying a pass to the war 
spectacles. There are as many minis¬ 
ters, and they have them; there are 
nearly as many bankers and they have 
them and it is the same wav with the 
doctors and dentists, and everyone of 
them has a netsonal pass with a per¬ 
sonal letter. It looks like dropping 
real money into the drainage canal, 
but the whole state is talking Moni¬ 
tor and Merrimac f the ministers are 
extollffig its merits from their pul¬ 
pits; the teachers are lecturing on it 
to pupils and the bankers are telling 
their clerks and club members that it- 
is the show to see. Quite incidentally, 
of course, where the Monitor and 
Merrimac played to 22 per cent of the 

attendance, last month, it has thus far 
this month played to 27 per cent and 
the local stockholders in the McCon¬ 
nell corporation are bombarding 
Riverview with letters of thanks. 

Despite the fact that McConnell has 
an organization that works as if it 
were greased, its hard work at the 
best and it has Haller and young 
Parker J. going'eighteen hours out of 
the twenty-four. At that they follow 
religiously every one of the long dis¬ 
tance Suggestions wired out from the 
Chicago headquarters. 



Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro¬ 
lina and Georgia Decide Upon 
Days for County Events. 

26.—'Trie-date- -for the annual- county 
fairs to be held in Virginia, North 
and South Carolina and Georgia this 
year are as follows: Galax, Va., Aug. 
31, Sent. 3; Radford, Va., Sept. 7-10; 
Tazewell, Va., Sept. 14-17; Roanoke, 
Va., Sept. 21-24; Lynchburg. Va., Sept. 
28, Oct. 1; Wilkesbarre, N. C., Sept. 
28-30; Winston-Salem, N. C., Oct. 4-9; 
Danville, Va., Oct. 13-16; Greensboro, 
N. C„ Oct. 11-15; Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 
18 7 22; Charlotte, N. C., Oct. 26-29; Co¬ 
lumbia, S. C., Nov. 2-5; Augusta, Ga., 
Nov. 9-12; Spartanburg, S. C., Nov. 



IOWA FALLS, la., July 26.—Cred¬ 
itors of the Courtland Beach Amuse¬ 
ment Co., operators of the big amuse¬ 
ment park on Cut-Off Lake, north of 
Omaha, have filed an involuntary pe¬ 
tition of bankruptcy in the Federal 
court, asking for the appointment of 
a receiver. W. R. Gurley, president 
qf 'the- company, filed the petition. 
He . says the concern’s liabilities 
amount to $7,000. Walter G. Clark, 
another member of the company, de¬ 
clares the. proceedings are the result 
of a quarrel, and that the company is 
not insolvent.—FOSTER. 

Against Carnival Company. 

IOWA FALLS, la., July 26.—If a 
petition that has been generally signed 
by residents in the west part of Mar¬ 
shalltown does not have.the desired 
effect, injunction proceedings may be 
instituted in the District court to pre¬ 
vent the Patterson Carnival Company 
from using the premises at Main and 
Thirteenth street during the week of 
August 2, on the ground that the pres¬ 
ence of the carnival constitutes a nui¬ 
sance. The petition bears the names 
of many prominent West Main street 
residents and property owners, who 
are greatly opposed to having a week 
of bally-ho din thrust under their bed 
chamber windows. Much complaint 
was heard when the last carnival was 
held in that city in the fall of 1907, 
as was also the case when two carni¬ 
vals were held on the same grounds 
in the summer of 1906.—FOSTER. 

Good Business for Ferris Company. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 26.— 
The Ferris Stock company did fair 
business last week in “The Heir to 
the Hoorah” at the Metropolitan. 
This week the offering is “The Ad¬ 
ventures of Lady Ursula” and next 
week “Salomy Jane.” — W. C. 

Madamoiselle Genee will be suc¬ 
ceeded in “The Soul Kiss” by MadS 
moiselle Pertina, a dancer who create# 
a sensation in Paris last season 
through her marvelous mastery of the 
tersichorean art. A cast of seventy 
fun-makers have been engaged to in¬ 
terpret the different roles. Julian 
Mitchell will stage a production, 9 
hearsals of which begin Monday, July | 
26th. The show will begin its season 
at Frick’s Lyceum, Red Bank, N. JK 
on Thursday, August 26th. This sea¬ 
son the piece will be produced under 
the management of the Mitenth* 
Brothers and will mark their adveiff 
as promoters of two dollar attrae- 


NEW YORK, July 26.—A new com¬ 
pany presenting “The Climax” open?# 
last Saturday afternoon at Weber’s'® 
a try out. The author, the stage # 
rector and Mr. Weber were so well 
pleased with their presentation that 
they put them on again Saturdifflg 
night instead of the company that has 
been appearing here three mont^P 
They go to Atlantic City for one week 
and then come back here for a run 
replacing the company which has 
been here for several weeks, whidr 
will go on the road as was original® 
intended for the number two com¬ 
pany. The new company coming into 
New York next week consists M 
James J. Ryan, Miss Margaret Mc¬ 
Kinney, Howard Lang and Carney 



ST. PAUL, July 26.—The State 
Fair management is expecting an #? 
tendance of nearly 400,000 for the 
coming fair, due to the growing im¬ 
portance of the Minnesota State Fair 
placing it in the class with exposi¬ 
tions, bumper crops throughout t& 
Northwest and expected very fa¬ 
vorable rates on the railroads, 

The grounds have been increasB 
until they cover over 350 acres, 
which is considerably larger than 
the grounds of the Alaska-Yukon 
Eposition at Seattle.—W. C. 

Actor Claims Robbery. 

IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.- 
Declaring that he had been given*'a 
glass of drugged liquor and that from 
the time he drank it until he recov¬ 
ered consciousness in the city jail, 
where he found he had also been 
robbed of a considerable sum of 
money which he says he had had on 
his person, J. J. McGinnis, an actor 
en route to Minneapolis, was ar¬ 
raigned before Judge Stewart, of Des 
Moines, on an intoxication charge. 
McGinnis declares he was drugged 
and afterwards robbed by some un¬ 
known persons. Detectives are in¬ 
vestigating the man’s : case.—FOS¬ 

Mabel Howard to Be a Nun. 

NEW YORK, July 26.—Miss Mable 
Howard, who for ten years has been 
a well known actress on the Ameri¬ 
can stage, and who played the lead¬ 
ing role in the Belasco road company 
of “Zaza,” has abandoned the stage 
and is preparing to become a nun in a 
Catholic convent. Besides pli^H 
“Zaza” Miss Howard had the leading 
role in Belasco’s “Heart of Mary¬ 
land,” which was toured through the 
west. Before becoming ill about three 
years ago, Miss Howard had acted as 
support for William Gillete, Otis 
Skinner, Ezra Kendall and others^ 

To Open at St. Louis. 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 29.—“The 
House of a Thousand Candles” will 
open its road tour here at the New 
American theater. 

July 31, 1909. 




International Branches Now in Process of Formation—Condi¬ 
tions Rapidly Improving 

J. J. Murdock arrived i 
this week on a flying visit 
ing visited his interests i 

endeavoring to select from the list oIf 
applicants. We can use a few more.” 

Conditions Improving. 

When asked regarding the condi¬ 
tions of the moving picture field in 
the east, Mr. Murdock said: 

“The International has no complaint 
to register. We have many sympath¬ 
izers aside from many clients, and as 
soon as we overcome the present 
handicap of the duping film exchange, 
the cheater and the otherwise un¬ 
trustworthy exchange men, we will be 

Eastern Capital Interested in $200,000 Fireproof Theatre Build¬ 
ing-Work to Begin in 1910 

ST. LOUIS, July 38.—Frank Tate A representative of The Show World 
returned from New York last Sunday had the pleasure of meeting Mr St 
and annnitni'pH tW a syndicate _of Claire and his band of T?ojans ; ; 

and announced that _ _ __ 

Eastern canitalists and Louis Celia, 
Anton Stuever and himself had to¬ 
gether got a 99 year lease on the 
southeast corner of Sixth and Market. 
The property is now under a thirty- 
year lease, which expires 1912. Out 
of this lease the Grand Opera House 
pays $8,000 a year rent. The syndi¬ 
cate will buy up the rest of the leases 
and will terminate them. 

located I do not care to say at the 
present time, but you may assure your 
readers that our company is doing all 
in its power to hasten the establish¬ 
ment of these branches. I fully ap¬ 
preciate that many loyal independent 
him exhibitors are more or less im¬ 
patient at the seeming delay in open¬ 
ing our exchanges. I wish I could 
invite each one individually into this 
private office and show them in fig¬ 
ures the tremendous amount of out¬ 
lay, both in work and money, that 
this undertaking means. Not that ei¬ 
ther work nor money is of much con¬ 
sideration to a company of the magni¬ 
tude of the International, but that 
Doth money and labor cannot very 
well shorten the time requisite in such 
exigencies as this.” 

. ■ M r - burdock at the time was half 
hidden behind a mass of correspond¬ 
ence which required his personal at- 


I may be in a position to announce 
at any moment the opening of our 
first exchange. We have already se- 
lected our managers for several of 
these important branches and have 
opened negotiations with real estate 
men tending toward either the pur¬ 
chase or rental of suitable sites. Once 
these details are completed, we will 
open up as rapidly as labor can help 

His Eastern Trip. 

T,, Re / a rding his trip to the east Mr 
Murdock said: 

aa l gratified at conditions 

mrv f n nd the ™ In the eastern terri- 
hat\w Splt l th , 6 cl , aims of the trust 
ciafmn subsidized exchange asso- 
W ™ ??- s ne y er ln a mo re flourish- 

no S a" than V s toda y> I could 

their Jr 1 dr0p another bombshell in 
fiZ f Ca , mP i- Were 1 t0 make Public the 
to m! appbcations received in answer 
to our advertisement in your paper 

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Mile. DuPont, the leading lady of the studio of Raleigh & Robert, 
Paris, France, obtained her dramatic training in the Comedie Francaise 
and Sarah Bernhardt theaters of Paris. From constant association with 
celebrated artists' of the Comedie and watching the wonderful panto¬ 
mimic work of Bernhardt Coquelin., Jane Hading, Elinora Duse, Rejane 
and other great artists, Mile. Du’Pont obtained a training that fits her 
particularly for the moving picture art. Messrs. Raleigh & Robert con¬ 
template a number of very pretentious productions during the coming 
season, and the leading roles will fall to the lot of Mile. Du’Pont. 

in position to keep the promise we 
made long ago to give the exhibitors 
and the public the finest films in the 

“I would like to state for the bene¬ 
fit of those exchanges which have 

_ _ really dealt fair with us, that they will 

receiving at the hands of the octopus be accorded fine treatment from 
h^ a f t i he r y ^ed but the beckoning £ 

L nternat ional to win them 

over to our cause. 

‘It is not my intention, however to 
endeavor to weaken our opponents’ 
forces in this manner. There are too 
many good men in the fiddready and 
who ahgn th cmselves with us 

trust nrn™°v nOW abated with the 

trust proposition, to urge us to con- uML . re .u, (H 

trust ser !° us ly the applications from picture is'entering upon 

intention to give several of 
these exchange men an excellent op¬ 
portunity to benefit by the profits 
which will necessarily follow the es¬ 
tablishment of our own exchanges. 
In fact, it is not .at all. improbable 
that we will make some sort of part¬ 
nership arrangement with them. 

“I am convinced, after a careful 
survey of the field, that the moving 

trust exchange men. 

As a matter of fact, were eoorf 
film the , only fhmg necessary to start 
ch?nee C ?n ngeS ’ we - could °Pen an ex- 
change m every city in the country 

WOuId have you 
ln mind that we want not only 
good men, but the best men-the ~~- 

„ - - . of 

usefulness as well as profit. 'It is now 
in the second stage of its” develop¬ 
ment. Within a short time, the third 
and final stage—the stage of its per¬ 
manency—will be recorded. 

“The picture house of the future 
will be much like the vaudeville house 
of today—it will have outgrown its 

They will erect a five story fire 
proof building at the cost of $200,000. 
This building will contain a modern 
theater, also some stores and offices. 
The Grand Opera House will not be 
torn down till the end of the coming 
season, but this season it will change 
its policy, playing popular priced 
vaudeville. The prices will be 10, 15 
and 25 cents. There will be a mati- 
ness every day and the show will be 
continuous from 6:30 p. m. until 11 p. 
m. The attractions which have been 
booked into the Grand will be turned 
over to the American, which had high 
class vaudeville this year. All the 
other theaters in town will play the 
same class of attractions as they did 
last' year, and so the aspirations of 
William Morris have received a check 
■for at least this coming season.— 

Springfield, Mo. When the roll call 
was answered the following names 
were mentioned: B. E. Conners, Pat¬ 
rick Langan, Clye Moore, Fred Dav¬ 
idson, Howard Rerot, Howard John¬ 
son, Chick Perkins and C. M. Geiger. 

Picture Show Ordinance. 

CEDAR RAPIDS, la., July 27.—At 
the request of some prominent busi¬ 
ness men the city council has enlarged 
the scope of an ordinance recently 
passed putting a ban on cheap and 
trashy picture shows. The business 
men of the city are practically as a 
unit in their opposition to certain pic¬ 
ture shows on account of the element 
that is attracted to them. They are 
considered a great detriment to the 
business property adjacent to them, 
and an effort is being made to shut 
out all new ventures of the sort, even 
if it is impossible to get rid of those 
now doing business. 

Beal for Bush Temple. 

When the Bush Temple opens its 
season in the fall it will offer to its 
patrons on the north side one of the 
strongest stock companies that has 
ever appeared in that playhouse. 
Frank Beal, who for several seasons 
was connected as stage director at the 
People’s theater, will manager the 

Princess Wah-ta-Waso Rehearsing. 

Princess Wah-ta-Waso arrived in 
Chicago this week for rehearsals of 
As Told in the Hills,” in which she 
is to be starred this season by W. F. 
Mann. During her absence she vis¬ 
ited the Seattle exposition and many 
other Pacific coast points, as well as 
spending some time at the bungalow 
of Miss Lulah Stewart at Omaha. 
Miss Stewart came to Chicago with 
her and is spending a two weeks’ va¬ 
cation at the Saratoga. Miss Stew¬ 
art is related to Maud Leone. 

Harry R. Moore in Town. 

Harry R. Moore, a well known cir¬ 
cus man, was in town this week, but 
would not state his errand. 

St. Claire Does Good Work. 

bLt. n *£ St ex P er > efl ce—the men who swaddling clothes of storeshowdom 
for 6 stron ^ est recommendations— and will have attained to the palatial 
t0r our purpose. These we are now period.” 

W. E. St Claire, special agent of 
the Barnum & Bailey Show, and his 

band, “The Knights of The Brush,” -- ... promises to 

have been doing some meritorious eclipse all previous years and some 
w^rHr, M; 0 =r.„ri —<■ high priced amusement acts have been 


HAMILTON, Ohio—One of the 
features at the Carthage fair will be 

Baby Day,” Saturday afternoon, Aug. 
14. Besides -the music by the infants 
there will be a band concert. Friday 
night, Aug. 13, there will be a big 
pyrotechnic display, when over $1,200 . 
in fireworks will be used to please the 

The California State Fair will be 
held at Sacramento week of Aug. 28. 
The Oakley Auxiliary Fair will open 
on Sept. 18 and will close on Oct. 2; 
This will be one of the best exposi¬ 
tions ever presented in the west. 

The Kentucky State Fair will be 
held in Louisville, commencing Mon- 
day, Sept. 13, and closing Saturday, 
Sept. 18. This will be one of the big 
events in the Blue Grass state and 
will draw thousands of people. 

Geo. S. Kessler, of St. Louis, has 
been engaged to supervise the plot¬ 
ting of the new state fair grounds at 
Hutchinson, Kans. Thousands of dol¬ 
lars have been appropriated for the 
new exposition buildings, and when 
completed they will be the best in the 
middle west. 

The Hopkins County Fair associa¬ 
tion at Hopkinsville, Ky., are making 
extensive preparations for their big 
meet, Aug. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The at- 
tendance at the fair promises 

We Always Twinkle || W ~? R I 

Hicksville Star 


Vol. I. No. 1 HICKSVILLE, JULY 31. 10 O’Clock Edition 






Riot Almost Occurs Because I 

l Will Not Buy Sawdust for Feed. 

A small-sized riot nearly occurred 
last Tuesday, in front of the Post 
Office and if it had not been for the 
interference of Dode Fiske, some one 
would have been wearing a pair of 
damaged optics. 

Mr. Haag, owner of a merry-go- 
round, which is gladdening the hearts 
of the little ones on the Wallace lot, 

the kind of stuff which he sells, “thank 
goodness.” This party is always 
ready to sting people, as he did Hemp 
Bros, circus last summer; half mid¬ 
dlings and half sawdust. We say, let 
the people of this beautiful town show 
hospitality to every one, and we hope 
that Mr. Haag and his merry-go- 
round will remain with us until fall. 


Harry J. Bryan, Editor. 

Printery and offices, middle of Lake 

To reach the editorial rooms, swim 
or take row boat. 

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ville Star will be delivered for $9.35 
per year. We positively refuse to ac¬ 
cept turnips or cord wood in exchange 
for subscription. 


Appreciating the fact that the good 
people of this community have been 
living in darkness, we come forth this 
week with the first issue of the “Hicks¬ 
ville Star,” to scintillate and enlighten 
those who are fortunate enough to 
peruse its columns. 

The Star is backed by money and 
gray matter and is, and always will 
be, an independent and an original 
weekly paper. 

Our editorial staff consists of writ¬ 
ers who are especially adapted to the 
various branches of journalism which 
they pursue. 

Nothing has or will transpire but 
what will be mentioned in the columns 
of this valuable and conservative 

We trust that the “Hicksville Star” 
will meet with your approval and the 
greatest encouragement that you can 
offer us is to send in your subscrip- 



Hod Newman has been elected 
Chief of our Volunteer Fire Depart¬ 
ment. Horace says, that he needs 
two more volunteers; seven men are 
not enough to handle 300 feet of hose 
and pump water. Horace is right, 
if it is any accommodation, we will let 
our devil off at any time there is a 
fire excepting publication day. 


The following attractions have been 
booked to appear at our Opera this 
season: “The Switchman’s Daugh¬ 

ter,” Aug. 8; Tommy Richards, Jubi¬ 
lee Singers, Aug. 15; “East Lynne,” 
Aug. 20; Gee Whiz Burlesque Com¬ 
pany, Aug. 26; “A Ferocious Villian,” 
Aug. 30; Pansy Goodheart Repertoire 
Company, Sept. 4 and week; “Uncle 
Tom’s Cabin,” Sept. 14; Claude Mel- 
notte, in “Hamlet,” Sept. 20; Brewer’s 
“Ten Nights in a Barroom,” Sept. 25; 
Haymakers Dance, Sept. 27; Films, 
Moving Pictures, Sept. 30; “Why She 
Left Him,” Oct. 2; “Down By the 
Mill,” Oct. 8; “A Blue House,” Oct. 
14; “Salome Opera Company,” Oct. 
20; German Glass Blowers, Nov. 4; 
“Monte Cristo,” Nov. 10; “Sallie, 
the Poor Shop Girl” (classic), Nov. 
15; Peanuckle, the Magician, Nov. 20; 
Little Wonder Medicine Company, 
Nov. 26 and week; Little Bright Eyes 
Comedy Company, December 5; Dan 
Thompson in “Si Spruceby.” 

Manager Ed. More, our popular 
local purveyor of amusements, is to 
be congratulated for booking so many 
first class attractions. Last season 
there was a scarcitv of shows and we 
forgive him for those that did play 
here; however, he will offer us the 
best this season and it is the duty of 
all patrons of art to turn out. Ed 
says he can’t live on the revenue of 
the electric sign. 

was insulted by one of our village 
board (nearly every one knows his 
name). This certain trouble hunter 
made several remarks that were of¬ 
fensive to Mr. Haag, and he resented 
them. There were a few blows ex¬ 
changed, but no blood shed. In the 
scuffle, a poor inoffensive Indian who 
has been standing in front of Frank¬ 
lin’s smokehouse (for ten years or 
more), was knocked through the to¬ 
bacco store window, unfortunately for 
the red man, he carried no accident 
insurance and like a gentleman he said 
nothing to prolong the trouble. 

It’s a shame, when a gentleman like 
Mr. Haag, can’t come to our village 
with his hobby horses and be treated 
right. Why did our meddlesome city 
father insult and accost Mr. Haag in 
such a manner? He had a reason. 
Are our readers aware of the fact, that 
the Czar of our community, sells hay 
and feed? Hobby horses don’t eat 

The sweet music of the organ is just 
as good if not better than a band 



Mandy Green, has sued John Per¬ 
kins for breach of promise and the 
case will come up later. Watch the 
papers for day and date. Miss Green 
who is a most docile creature says 
that Josh has been paying attention 
to her since last home coming week, 
and upon numerous occasions he has 
taken her to the different festivities, 
and that on or about the tenth of last 
month said Joshua borrowed from her 
the sum of $2.00 under the pretense 
of purchasing a wedding ring, and up 
to the present time he has failed to 
make good. There will be excursions 
on all railroads during this interest- 


Crops look well, harvest time is 

Our cider mill will open Sept. 5.* 

Lilly Russell, left town today ® 
purchase some new horses. 

Freddie Wildman, who is now lo¬ 
cated at Swanville, was in town yes- 

Owen More has gone into bank¬ 
ruptcy; cause, shortness of cash. ■ 

Cliff Gordon, has received his new 
star, and will be on duty every night 
at the Opery. The playgoers will be 
ever thankful to Cliff, if he will keep 
the boys from chucking peanuts, 

Jane Hawkins, is doing a rushing 
business these days; she is selling 
eatables to a lot of campers from 
Chicago; they are stationed at Turtle 
Lake. She says that they are show 
folks as they are opposed to prunes. 

Our young ladies literary club, will 
meet at Dealia Pringle’s house, Tues¬ 
day night. Florence Irwin will recite, 
“Canst Thou Forget,” and Dora 
Thorne will read the first thirty-twll,' 
pages from East Lynne. 

Fatty Felix, the big boy of our 
village is around wearing a pair of 
blue goggles. A little bird told US 
that Fatty was in Chicago last week 
and took in all the parks, not over¬ 
looking the “Salome” dance at White 



We Offer Reward for Arrest of Those 
Who Depredated Public Building. 

Some mean cuss, who had nothing# 
do only to commit depredations, stole 
the front steps of the Town Hall last 
night. When our industrious village 
clerk, who has a wooden leg, tried 
to enter the building, he was obliged 
to call for assistance. This is one of 
the worst robberies that has taken 
place in Hicksville and this paper will 
give a year’s subscription, for the ar¬ 
rest and conviction of the rascal who 
did the work. 


If You Know More Than We Do, 
Don’t Ask Questions. 

H. W. M.—No, Eddie Foy did not 
play “Hamlet,” he tried to, but his 
nerve failed him. 

C. W. A.—We know of no hair 
tonic by that name. Write to John 
D., he will be glad to furnish you. A 

Gladhand.—If he charged you $25.00 
for a six cylinder automobile, ® 
soaked you. Yes, he should give you 
four new tires and pay the wheel ta^, 
after doing this he is making money. 

Sincere.—We never give the age of 
those in the public’s eye. She was the 
original little Eva, and is now doing 
soubrettes with some company in the 

Therese.—July 4, 1823, fell on 

Christmas. We no of no way that 
you can get on the stage, but don’t 
lose your shape—it is bad form, 

Baroness.—We cannot advise yon 
to get married. You can get a good 
oil stove for $3.00. 

Thadus.—Atlantic City is not the 
capitol of Rhode Island. You are 
thinking of Slamville, Maine. 






July 31, 1909. 



The Show World Publishing Co. 

Grand Opera House Building 

Eighty Seven South Clark Street 

Cable Address (Registered) "Showorld” 


General Director 




Secretary and Treasurer 


*01-208 Knickerbocker Theater Building, 
1402 Broadway 
(Telephone 2194 38th St.) 



201 Gem Theater Building 




International Bra: 

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1909. 


Press Philosophy. 

A leading Iowa daily thus compli¬ 
ments “decent shows” and says they 
pay. The editor expresses his views 
as follows: 

“It used to be believed that the 
show business could not be made suc¬ 
cessful without vicious surroundings. 
Eventually a whole army of thieves 
and plunderers, confidence men and 
short-change men followed in the 
wake of a circus. Even the Barnum 
shows became infested that way. But 
the Ringling Bros, started in the show 
business with different ideas. They 
believed that the people wanted clean 
shows, shows in which things were as 
they were advertised and in which 
gamblers and robbers were not al¬ 
lowed. Their experience has been am¬ 
ply rewarded with results. Last year 
they purchased the control in the Bar¬ 
num shows and this year there is a 
new standard of conduct about the 
whole thing. The result is that on 

show day not a single complaint was 
made. ' There was no loud talking or 
swearing. Every man attended to his 
own business and that was the legiti¬ 
mate business of the show. The 
American people like that kind of 
show business. They no longer be¬ 
lieve that it is necessary to fill up a 
city with thugs and thieves every time 
a circus comes to town. In the olden 
days, no doubt, many of the showmen 
had a partnership interest in the steal¬ 
ings of the thieves. That is all 
changed now and changed for the bet¬ 
ter. The clean and the wholesome 
has come into the show business as it 
is coming into other things and will 
eventually come into all things.” 

The County Fairs. 

Many county fairs are in contempla¬ 
tion this fall. Places in which they 
have been held in the past are making 
preparations for such exhibitions on 
a scale of greater extent and elabo¬ 
rateness than ever before, and coun¬ 
ties in which fairs have never been 
held will this year show the world 
what they can do in the way of red 
apples and big pumpkins. Thousands 
of people look forth to the coming of 
the county fair each year, not over¬ 
looking the small boy who is count¬ 
ing the days so that he can get some 
of the good old red lemonade and pop 
corn. Thousands of dollars will be 
paid for all kinds of amusement acts, 
from the performer who walks the 
high wire to the chap who hangs by 
his toes from the balloon. From all 
reports this will be a prosperous year 
for thfe fair associations. 

Since the enactment of the new 
copyright law, many of the managers 
of small repertoire companies have 
begun to negotiate with authors for 
the presentation of different plays. 
Heretofore it was no common thing 
for many of the smaller-town week- 
stand companies to produce several 
of the hig-city successes and pay no 
royalties for same. The present law, 
as it reads, is very explicit, and quotes 
the penalties for those guilty of 

One of the few amusement week¬ 
lies whose news is not swayed by ad¬ 
vertising, may have overlooked the 
fact that its columns are made up en¬ 
tirely of professional puffs and that 
there is no news to be swayed. 


On page twenty three of last 
week’s issue an item was printed to 
the effect that Charles Reed had been 
engaged for the College Theater 
Stock Company. This should have 
read “Daniel” instead of Charles. 


By John Edward Hazzard. 

John Edward Hazzard, who wrote 
the famous “Ain’t It Awful, Mabel' 1 ’ 
verses, is at present playing one of 
the important roles in “The Candy 
Shop” at the Studebaker. Mr. Haz¬ 
zard has very kindly written some 
special stanzas along his original 
model for the SHOW WORLD. The 
verses are submitted as follows: 

Say, Kid, I’m writin’ you to say 
That this old town is jes’ as gay 
As Newak on a rainy day, 

Ain’t it awful, Mabel? 

My C. Q. D.’s I’ve sent afar 
A-hopin’ for a moter car, 

But all the guys stay where they are, 
Ain’t it awful, Mabel? 

When these old spendthrifts want to 

A big impression, they jes’ take 
A gal out swimmin’ in the lake, 

Ain’t it awful, Mabel? 

Say, Kid, I’d give my B. V. D.’s 
To have some Newak boy jes’ breeze 
In this big town, an’ even sneeze, 

I’d never lose him, Mabel. 


Denies Report. 

Cleveland, Ohio, July 25, 1909. 
Editor The Show World: 

Noticing a report published in your 
paper about the Mayme Gardner 
stock company being tied up, etc., in 
Youngstown, Ohio, for back salaries, 
I wish to state that the same is un¬ 
true, and whoever gave you that re¬ 
port lied. The Mayme Gardner stock 
company closed at Youngstown for 
the simple reason that Mr. Hallam, of 
the Airdome Amusement Company, 
refused to pay the said company their 
guarantee, the said company refusing 
to show any more unless it was paid, 
and so closed. Among the members 
of this company were two persons, 
Mr. Elmer Buffman and Miss Estelle 
Morton. Miss Morton owed this 
company, when it closed, a matter of 
nine dollars, and Mr. Buffman was 
not owed a cent. They, thinking they 
were wise, like a lot of other people 
in this profession, attached the com¬ 
pany’s effects for two weeks’ salary, 
claiming that they should have been 
given their notice. Myself and part¬ 
ner, Mr. Walter A. Sydle, went hack 
to Youngstown, our effects being un¬ 
der railroad check at the time they 
were attached, went into court, and 
was awarded our property by the 
court; so I cannot see how matter 
can be as stated in your paper, and 
I wish to correct same and also men¬ 
tion a warning to managers against 
engaging Mr. Robert Enders, Miss 
Elsa Williams, Mr. Elmer Buffman 
and Miss Estelle Morton, who are all 
trouble makers, disorganizers and un¬ 
reliable, Mr. Enders and Miss Wil¬ 
liams jumping this company owing 
the company money that they had 
drawn ahead. 

Kindly advise me your advertising 
rates to address below, as I wish to 
advertise these aforesaid parties. 
Thanking you in advance, I remain, 
Very respectfully yours, 
General Delivery, 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

July 27 to 30. 


Pitsor-Daye—Phyllis Daye and Ern¬ 
est D. Pitsor, two vaudevillians, were 
united in marriage at San Antonio. 
Date not known. 

Berton-Runkel — Ted Berton, lead¬ 
ing man of the Lakewood Stock com¬ 
pany at Durham, N. C., was joined 
in marriage to Miss Corinne Runkel, 
leading woman of the company July 
19. Miss Runkel is a Jewess while 
Berton is a Romanist. 

Ray Meyer, who for several years 
has been associated with the Orpheum 
interests, and who until last season 
was located in Chicago, has taken 
unto himself a wife. While on his 
vacation a couple of weeks ago he 
went to South Bend, Ind., and married 
Miss Madge Hunter, a non-profes¬ 


John J. Roney died at his home in 
Baraboo, Wis., July 24, after an ill¬ 
ness of nearly a year and a half with 
tuberculosis. Three weeks ago he re¬ 
turned from Phoenix, Ariz., where he 
has been for his health. Before his 
residence there he was in Denver for 
a year. He was a circus rider with 
Ringlings until his illness in March, 
1908. Deceased was 38 years of age. 
Besides his wife he is survived by his 
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Roney, three 
brothers and two sisters. 

Charles Wilson, a theatrical mana¬ 
ger well known in the United States 
and England, and at one time asso¬ 
ciated with Oscar Hammerstein’s 
Opera House in New York, died in 
London July 23. A wife and two 
daughters survive him. His funeral 
occurred in London. 

Mary Alice O’Rourke, a vaudeville 
actress, died in Philadelphia last week 
from an attack of heart disease. _ Mrs. 
O’Rourke, her husband, and their son 
composed a trio who had been play¬ 
ing through the south. The deceased 

was a native of California and airesi- 
dent of San Francisco. 

Eugene Clarke, who was the favor¬ 
ite Ralph Rackstraw when the “H. M. 
S. Pinafore.” craze first reached] this 
country, died at his. home in New 
York city this week. He was 6S 
years old. Mr. Clarke, who was a 
famous singer in grand opera,! was 
the original Billee Taylor in Amer¬ 
ica. Of late years he has been teach¬ 
ing singing, but had been ill several 

Sylvester Z. Poli. 

In the theatrical world of the East 
there is today no more prominent no 
more distinctive and withal no more 
genuinely interesting figure, thanlSyl- 
vester Z. Poli, proprietor and man¬ 
ager of the extensive Poli circuits of 
dramatic, vaudeville and motiq« pic¬ 
ture houses. While contemplating 
elaborate plans for future aggrant^be- 
ment, and for the general imp^B- 
ment and broadening of his circuit 
a glance backward over a brief quar¬ 
ter of a century reveals the stupend¬ 
ous strides made by Mr. Poli iiflthat 
period. Twenty-four years agolin a 
small store in the city of New Haven, 
Sylvester Z. Poli conducted 9 in¬ 
significant “store show” of wax] fig¬ 
ures. Today Mr. Poli owns, control' 
and operates the largest individual 
circuit of theaters in the United 
States, consisting of eight vaudeville 
houses and four combination theaters 
in the following cities: Bridgeport, 
Waterhury, New Haven, Hartford 
Springfield, Worcester, Meriden, 
Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. 

Such a rapid rise from a small store 
showman to the position of a multi 
millionaire theatrical magnate is noth¬ 
ing less than phenomenal. Thejcon- 
templation of this wonderful success 
of Mr. Poli leads to the consideration 
of the peculiar quality of showman¬ 
ship that have made this possible, 
chiefly a thorough understanding and 
knowledge of theatrical condition^; a 
masterly comprehension of the needs 
and the demands of the theater-going 
people, and an ability and willingness 
to meet and satisfy those demands: 
and an essential fairness and square 
ness that has made the name offlPoli 
synonymous in the world of theatri¬ 
cals with the “Square Deal.” 

And every little bit of success* and 
general popularity that has come to 
Mr. Poli has been deservedly earned 
by the magnate who during tbs 
quarter of a century, until recently 
has had personal supervision bow 
every square inch of his circuit! sel¬ 
dom spending more than a day oi 
two away from his business. jThf 
master mind has however gatherec 
about him a force of able lieutenants 
competent showmen all, who with tbi 
latest ideas of modern system havi 
the circuit so well in hand that Mi 
Poli has been able to relax for. th 
past year from his arduous labors 
and now spends much of his time o: 
long auto trips, as well as sojournm 
a part of the year in Florida an 
Southern France. 

Mr. Poli is a pioneer and orginato 
of high-class modern vaudeville s 
ten, twenty and thirty cents.® 
theaters are modern edifices,w> ! 
seating capacity ranging from 1,500 t 
2,500. He has a circuit of twelv 
houses playing from one year’s en 
to the other except Sundays. O v! 
the Poli circuit is booked the bet 
vaudeville in America, through t» 
United Booking offices, from Labe 
Day to the middle of May. In Ms 
of each vear the vaudeville hl> ust 
are opened in high class drama! 
stock, with the very best talent obtan 
able, and presenting high-class Ne 
York successes. The present stgun f 
stock season will close in all of t» 
Poli theaters on Saturday, Se])t. 
and the following Monday the circti 
will reooen with the big Poli valid 
ville bills. 

Dalhart, Texas, Fair Changes Dat 

DALHART. Texas, July 26.—Tt 
date for the Dalhart Fair has bet 
changed from September 15, 1® aI 
17 to September 22, 23 and 



uly 31, 1909. 


lerite Clark Appears in Title Role and Makes Good— 
Other News of the Week in Missouri Town 

By Basil Webb. 

I ST LOUIS, Missouri, July 28.— 
I Marguerite Clark, the diminutive 
irorite, furnished 
week when she 
appears at the 
Suburban Gar¬ 
den in Barrie’s 
fairy play, “Pe¬ 
ter Pan,” in the 
role immortal¬ 
ized by Maude 
Adams. While, 
of course, it is 
apparent that 
Miss Clark is 
primarily a mu¬ 
sical star, still 
she is not with¬ 
out dramatic in¬ 
stinct and with 
a little more ex¬ 
perience along 
dramatic lines 
she should be a 
great success. 
In her performances of “Peter Pan” 
she never entirely loses her comic 
opera tricks and one has been so sat¬ 
isfied with Maude Adams’ work in this 
role that one is apt to be a little un¬ 
duly censorious. For Miss Clark’s 
performance was more than merito¬ 
rious, she has a sprightly alert man¬ 
ner of acting and always carries the 
sympathy of the house. The main 
thing she lacks which Maude Adams 
possesses is a deeper vein of feeling, 
a little more suggestion of the higher 
womanhood, but then Adams has been 
a dramatic star for years whereas Miss 
Clark is only just commencing. The 
whole production went exceedingly 
well with the packed opening house, 
and the performance placed another 
feather in the Bros. Opoenheimer’s 
caps; they certainly do seem to know 
what the St. Louis public wants. The 
regular patrons of the house thor¬ 
oughly enjoyed seeing the dignified 
members of the stock company throw¬ 
ing all restraint to the winds and act¬ 
ing as Indians and Pirates and thor¬ 
oughly enjoying the change. The 
management having in view the fact 
that Miss Clark was a musical actress 
interpolated the song, “Sally in Our 
Alley,’ and from the way the public 
applauded it seemed as though they 
still wished the little actress to stay 
on the musical stage for the rest of 
her career. 

Taking it all in all, Miss Clark had 
a very satisfactory debut and can al¬ 
ways feel assured that should she per¬ 
manently desire to leave the musical 
comedy field there will always be a 
berth awaiting her in the dramatic. 

Harry Fenwich rollicked through 
with the part of Captain Hook in a 
truly Gilbertian manner. Wilson. 
Hummell also proved to be the ideal 
pirate of children’s night-mares. An¬ 
gela McCaull made an extremely 
pretty Wenda. The way the produc¬ 
tion was staged reflected great credit 
on the Oppenheimer Bros., and credit 
should also be given to Robert Mul¬ 
len, the power behind the stage, for 
the excellence of the settings. 

, frnf Stewart, a newcon 
with the Delmar Operatic compa 
proved to be the greatest attraction 
the production of “The Ameer” t 
week. Stewart is succeeding C 
Gantvoort. Stewart is not unkno 
m thls t c 'ty as he was for nine ye 
general musical director with Hei 
Savage and he also sang here in grr 
opera with the Castle Square Op 
He has a strong, power 
and pleasing voice and scored a gr 
hit in :his interpolated solo, “If I w 
K-ink. Frank Moulan followed 
his success of last week with ei 

better work in this production. The 
part of the financially embarrassed 
ruler of Afganistan is peculiarly well 
suited to him. Ann Tasker, who plays 
the part of Constance, has a couple 
of numbers which enable her to 
tighten her strangle hold on the af¬ 
fections of the St. Louis public. Doro¬ 
thy Webb has not much to do this 
week but what she does is as good as 
she can possibly be. Elvia Seabrooke, 
who has done excellent character 
work all season, scores another suc- 
ces in the role of Mirzah. 

■Nat Goodwin closes the Delmar 
Dramatic theater with his old success, 
“In Mizzouri.” Mgr. Russell is giving 
the play with all the original scenery, 
which was brought on from New York 
specially for this production. To add 
realism to the scene in the smithy a 
tire is actually forged on a wheel by 
an expert wheelwright. For the clos- 


A Well Known St. Louis Publicity 

ing week all the members of the great 
stock company that Manager Russell 
has gathered together have excep¬ 
tionally strong parts. With the ex¬ 
ception of the characters played by 
Frances Ring and Charles Millward, 
all the other parts reauire character 
acting and this is where the company 
shines. Goodwin plays his part with 
his customary finish and Frances Ring 
and Millward share the honors with 

Vera Berliner, a young violinist, an¬ 
nexes the premier honors at Forest 
Park Highlands this week. She han¬ 
dles her fiddle with all the ease of a 
virtuoso and evokes tones of superb 
roundness and truth. She made quite 
a sensation at her initial performance 
and received a great ovation at the 
close of her act. Keno and Lynn, late 
of Edward’s “School Days” company, 
present a singing and dancing act 
which is without peer. They follow 
all the dances which have been con¬ 
spicuous in the different musical 
shows. Their act is immensely pop¬ 
ular with the audience, who recalled 
the act several times. Jewell’s Manni¬ 
kins please every baby in the audi¬ 
ence from the ages of seven to sev¬ 
enty. The mannikins present several 
vaudeville acts on a midget stage 
which has some dozen transformation 
scenes. The Marvelous Hiltons do 
about as much as can be done on a 
bicycle. Fred Gilman has a dialect 
talking and singing act which he de¬ 
livers cleverly. 

Harry Walters and Company at the 

West End Heights, present a truly 
humorists. The Four Bounding Ash- 
Tout.” This act is very clever and 
Walters and his compan- are true 
humorists. The Four Bounding Ash¬ 
tons have a clever tumbling act. 
Harry Meyer as the “Musical Tramp” 
makes good, as does Bert von Tilzer, 
who is a singularly attractive and 
clever illustrated song singer. 

Redpath’s Naoanees are the head¬ 
liners at Mannion’s Park this week. 
The act consists of four girls and five 
boys who appear in a sketch called 
“Fun in a Schoolroom.” This sketch 
is a miniature musical comedy and it 
made a great hit with the audience. 
Charles Ledegar, a German comedian, 
presents a good bounding rope spe¬ 
cialty. The Ryans have a good sing¬ 
ing and dancing act. Irene Hurck is 
a clever singing comedienne. 



The weather seems to have no per¬ 
ceptible effect on the moving picture 
theaters of this city. A journey 
around among the theaters looking 
for moving picture patronage, finds 
them crowded to the doors, and this 
is not the case in a few specified in¬ 
stances but is the general situation. 

At Keith & Proctor’s 23d, 14th, 
58th, 125th street theater’s 14th street 
theater, William Fox’s “Dewey,” 
Gotham, Star, Family and Gaiety the¬ 
aters, The Comedy, Crystal Hall, The 
Unique, Majestic, Hertig & Seaman’s, 
Blaney’s and in fact, without a single 
exception, these houses are playing to 
S. R. O. at all the evening perform¬ 
ances and the afternoon business 
reaches capacity. This is a singularly 
bright state of affairs, when you take 
into consideration that only five legit¬ 
imate attractions have been able to 
withstand the terrible heat of the 
summer speaks volumes for the fu¬ 
ture for the moving picture, as an 
amusement attraction. 

John Collier, secretary of the 
“Board of Censorship of Moving Pic¬ 
tures,” writes from the mountains of 
Georgia that he is rapidly regaining 
his health, and that he will return to 
New York about August 15, when he 
will resume his labors towards the 
nationalization of the censorship of 
moving pictures. During his absence 
Messrs. Davis and Story are looking 
after the interests of the censorship 
board. During last week they found 
it necessary to kill two reels of over 
900 feet each for the reason that they 
pointed too vividly as to how great 
crimes might be committed and the 

terment of the business. It may be 
stated as a fact that all the objection¬ 
able elements in the Patents Com¬ 
pany’s chain of film exchanges has 
been entirely eliminated, and the body 
of men assembled at Atlantic City 
was a representative body, capable of 
representing any form of business in¬ 

The Show World produces on this 
page a picture of a piece of nonin¬ 
flammable film that has been put to the 
test of a lighted cigar at its greatest 
heat, pushed against the film with the 
result as shown in the pictures. This 
should be the means of effectually 
answering the insurance situation for 
the benefit of all. Certainly now, no 
Board of Underwriters can have any 
reasonable excuse for not giving mov¬ 
ing picture exhibitors a rate compar¬ 
able with any other line of business. 
There can be no doubt that the extra- 
hazardous bug-a-boo has received its 
quietus with the discovery ‘of non- 
inflammable film. 

New Copyright Law. 

There seems to be a lot of talk and 
argument regarding the new copy¬ 
right law which went into effect July 

I. A number of moving picture pub¬ 
lications are wasting columns of space 
trying to tell the manufacturers how 
they can secure a reading of Clause 

J. by the government that will do 
away with the depositing of two reels 
of film of every picture manufactured. 
The Show World desires to state for 
the benefit of all concerned that mov¬ 
ing pictures will not be copyrighted 
under this clause at all. The moving 
picture interests already have an ad¬ 
judication from the United States 
courts as to the class of production 
the moving picture belongs in. This 
decision is very sweeping and places 
the moving picture in the class of 
“Dramatic Productions.” And the 
manufacturers will copyright all their 
pictures under the clause covering 
“Dramatic Productions.” Under this 
clause, it will not be necessary to de¬ 
posit any reels with the Copyright 

In this connection it may be stated 
that the death-knell of the duper will 
be rung and the scavengers of the 
business will have to find some other 
means of livelihood, as the manufac¬ 
turers will be in a position to make it 
so interesting that it is very question¬ 
able whether the pirates will dare take 
a chance under this new state of af¬ 

The Laemmle Exchange. 

A visit to the new offices of Carl 
Laemmle at 111 East 14th street finds 
everything humming with industry. 
The genial manager, Mr. Tom Coch¬ 


evil-doers escape punishment. The 
manufacturer of these pictures pro¬ 
tested vigorously, but the board was 

Convention Pleases Patents Company. 

A visit to the office of the Motion 
Picture Patents company finds every¬ 
body mightily pleased with the result 
of the recent F. S. A. convention held 
at Atlantic City, while apparently 
nothing of startling nature occurred 
at the meeting, still it showed a vast 
improvement in the tone for the bet¬ 

rane, was kind enough to show the 
representative of the Show World 
over the premises and ‘it may be 
stated here that no film exchange in 
the. world is better laid out and 
equipped than the Laemmle exchange 
for handling any volume of business. 
Mr. Cochrane states that he does not 
propose to put out a reel of film until 
he is absolutely certain of 
of the tremendous volume of business 
that has already been offered to the 



Youthful Thespians Strand, Forget to Pay Board Bill and 
Are Arrested and Forgiven. 

Jack Henderson a Hero. 

Jack Henderson, who is playing in 
“The Candy Shop,” is a hero. Last 
Sunday night he was out boat riding 
with Miss Maud Fulton of the same 
company when some careless boat¬ 
man punted into them and overturned 
the boat in which Miss Fulton and 
Mr. Henderson were riding. Mr. 
Henderson, who is a good swimmer, 
righted himself in the deep water and 
rescued Miss Fulton from her sudden 
bath, with some difficulty, as her 
clinging skirts weighed her down, and 
for a few minutes it looked as though 
both would succumb to the waves. 
Mr. Henderson was not decorated 
with a medal, but he is carrying his 
chest after the manner of a pouter 
pigeon just the same. 

Chicago Briefs. 

Some of the most remarkable pa¬ 
per ever used is that prepared by 
Fred G. Conrad for his two shows, 
“Sanl of Tarsus” and “Moses, Prince 
of Egypt.” The famous drawings of 
biblical subjects by Gustave Dore 
have been reproduced in colors with 
splendid effect. 

• Owing to the success of “The Blue 
Mouse” at the Garrick theater, an¬ 
other week has been added to the run, 
and the show will not close until 
August 14, when “The Beauty Spot” 
will come in for a run. 

Kittie Weeks, who, when she is at 
home, resides in a certain Oklahoma 
town, was stage struck. She went to 
Kansas City and took a short course 
in dramatic art, and then joined the 
Lawson stock company, which began 
to play around in the tail-grass towns 
of Missouri. 

They played “Driven From Home” 
and a few other stirring pieces, but 
the people did not flock to witness the 
performances to any great extent, even 
if pretty Kittie Weeks was with the 
company. Finally business got so bad 
that Frank Smith, the leading man, 
who boasts of 19 years, and Paul 
Hempel, aged 20, the comedian, were 
forced to deliver their wardrobe 
trunks over to the landlord in lieu of 
cash for meals and beds, and they 
jumped onto a box car, and started 
for Chicago. 

Miss Weeks had a watch her mother 
had given her as a present when she 

graduated from the high school, so 
she pawned that, paid her board bill, 
and purchased a ticket for Chicago. 
The three thespians met in this city, 
and took up their residence with Mrs. 
Hoff, who keeps a boarding house at 
300 Michigan avenue. The three re¬ 
mained for some time, and as there 
was no money coming in, and they all 
ate regularly, Mrs. Hoff became im¬ 
patient and called upon the police of 
the Harrison street station to help 

Smith and Hempel were arrested as 
board jumpers and Miss Weeks was 
detained as a witness. Judge Fake, 
who heard the case, was moved with 
pity at the hard luck tale revealed, and 
he allowed the trio to go. Inspector 
Wheeler gave a nice, crisp, green dol¬ 
lar bill to each man, and advised 
quick departure from the city. Miss 
Weeks is still in town, and is looking 
for an engagement as a soubrette. 


Harry Jackson and Bertha Grey 

have been engaged to go with “Shad¬ 
owed By Three.” 

Otis Thayer, who is organizing a 
stock company for the Indiana thea¬ 
ter at South Bend, Ind., was in Chi¬ 
cago this week. 

Theo. Lorch reports good business 
for his stock company, which is now 
playing at Oklahoma City. 

Harvy Day, representative of the 
Grove Lithograph Company, at Mil¬ 
waukee, was here last week. 

Cora Bennet and Geo. Thompson 
have signed to go with “Wyoming,” 
which will open at Eau Claire, Wis., 
Sept. 5. 

Elsie Cresey will open in her new 
act, “Fagin’s Pal,” at Flint, Mich., 
next week. Carroi McFarland and R. 
A. McDonald will be in the support 
of Miss Cresey. 

Fred Miller, who has been identified 
with several of Gordon & Bennet’s 
attractions, will be with “Mollie 

Elmer Walters is doing press work 
for the C. W. Parker Shows. 

Fred Neifest, last season with 
“Meadow Brook Farm,” is in Chicago. 

Oliver Martell has received his con¬ 
tracts to represent the “Girl of The 
U. S. A.” 

Leighton Stark will be one of the 
principals with “The Flower of The 

Willis Jackson and Ed Manly, late 
of the Lincoln J. Carter forces, will 
put out the “Eye Witness,” which 
opens the season at Indianapolis Au¬ 
gust 4. 

“Dare Devil Dan,” a sort of a good 
natured and generous chap, will be 
introduced to the theater-goers this 
season by W. F. Mann. 

Ray Raymond, whose artistic work 
has been highly spoken of by the east¬ 
ern newspapers, will star this season 
in a musical comedy. Wm. Frederick 
Peters and Harold Atteridge will sup¬ 
ply the vehicle. 

LaSalle Singing Four have made ar¬ 
rangements to go with “Shadowed By 

Edgar Murray will be stage'man¬ 
ager at the People’s theater this sea¬ 

Harvy D. Orr is in Chicago organ¬ 
izing a stock company. 

Merle Norton has signed a number 
of people to go with “A Missouri 

M. E. Rice, manager of the Majestic 
theater at Ft. Wayne, was in Chicago 

Sid J. Deshane will pilot the tour of 
“The Wizard of Wiseland” over the 
Stair & Havlin circuit. 

Charles Lanjb, manager of the 
Grand Opera house at Aurora, was in 

John Reidy, assistant treasurer of 
the Garrick theater, has become a golf 
enthusiast. Now we know John, 
wherefore the sunburn. 

Herbert Duce has a new fountain 
pen which is nearly two inches in 
diameter. It looks very much like the 
big stick. 

Morris Foster is with the Court 
theater stock at Wheeling, W. Va. 

Harry Fields and his Nine Napanees 
appeared at the Airdome, Cedar Rap¬ 
ids, last week. 

Kittie Cameron left Chicago this 
week to enjoy some of the fresh air 
that is to be had at Crystal Lake, 

H. D. Johns, who has been appear¬ 
ing in vaudeville, arrived in Chicago 
this week. He reports a prosperous 

T. W. Ryan is in Chicago, having 
closed as general privilege man with 
the Norris-Rowe Shows. 

Geo. A. Lemming, who was asso¬ 
ciated with several Chicago stock com¬ 
panies, is in the city. 

Col. Leslie Davis, of Donald Robin¬ 
son’s Players, is to direct the tour of 
the William Owen company. 

J. K. O’Neil, at one time manager 
of the opera house at Louisiana, Mo., 
and who has been playing in vaude¬ 
ville, is in Chicago on business. 

John McCarthey and wife, after a 
delightful trip in an automobile, ar¬ 
rived in Chicago last week from Ham¬ 
ilton, Ohio, where Mr. McCarthey is 
managing the Majestic theater. 

Mabel Moree, aerial gymnast, was 
the headliner at the Airdome, Wins¬ 
ton-Salem, last week. 

Ethel Hollingshead, who appeared 
in the one act playlet, “The Cattle 
Thief,” last season, has arrived in Chi¬ 
cago from her summer home in Wis¬ 

Dave Livingston is enjoying his va¬ 
cation at his home in Canada. He 
will arrive in Chicago August 1. 

W. H. Thompson, who was a mem¬ 
ber of the stock company at Sans 
Souci, has signed to go with “The 
Girl Question.” 

Edward Smith has been engaged to 
go with “Human Hearts.” 

J. B. Routner, manager of the “Flora 
DeVoss Co.,” is in Chicago on busi- 

Fred Wilson and Bertie Wilson will 
be seen this season with “Tempest 
and Sunshine.” 

Jack Ryno will leave for New York 
this week to join the Watson Burles- 

I. A. Levinson, proprietor of the 
California theater and the President 
theater, will open both of these beau¬ 
tiful vaudeville houses to the public 
early in August. The California is 
situated at Twenty-sixth and Trum- 
bell avenues and the President at Gar¬ 
field boulevard and South Side L sta¬ 

John Connors was seen the other 
night talking to Cupid. What the con¬ 
versation was about we could not as¬ 
certain. However, there are suspic- 

L. P. Wilcox, who has managed 
several attractions out of Chicago, ar¬ 
rived here last week. 

Pat Kane and wife will take the 
road with “Human Hearts.” 

Geo. Fable, who arrived in Chicago 
to go ahead of “Dare Devil Dan,” re¬ 
ceived word that his mother was seri¬ 
ously ill in Meadeville, Pa., and de¬ 
parted for that city Monday to be ab¬ 
sent for some time. W. W. Brown 
will fill his position temporarily. 

Pete Sweningson, who has weilded 
the baton for several musical come¬ 
dies that have left Chicago, is one of 
the latest arrivals. 

R. J. iKnder will devote his time 
this season telling the people just how 
good “As Told in the Hills” is. 

W. H. Mann has secured the serv¬ 
ices of Alex Story to count up for 
“As Told in the Hills.” 

C. W. Vidor decided that he had 
stayed long enough in Kankakee and 
he closed there with the Woodruff 
Stock company. 

Robert Dalton, who was last season 
star of the “Mrs Temple’s Telegram” 
company, which went toward the 
south and southwest, goes over the 
same territory this season with “When 
His Wife’s Away.” 

W. H. Nicholson will be seen with 
“The Hidden Hand,” which will leave 
Chicago early in August. 

Henry Nichols, who is passing his 
vacation at his home in Buffalo, will 
report here to join “My Boy Jack.” 

Benjamin B. Vernon has been se¬ 
lected to interpret the character of 
Dantes in “Monte Christo,” which 
will be sent on the road by Fred Con¬ 

Will J. Peters, who is not an aider- 
man, but a resident of Oklahoma City, 
arrived in Chicago to attend the re¬ 
hearsal of “The Tiger and The Lamb.” 

For Olympic Publicity, 

In all probability George Wharton 
will look after the publicity at the 
Olympic Music Hall when that theater 
passes to the control of the new man¬ 
agement the latter part of August, 
Alex Yokel, well known in Chicago 
newspaper circles, having been con¬ 
nected with the editorial department 
of the Chicago Examiner for years, 
is mentioned as the agent for the 
“Queen of the Moulin Rouge.” wr 

University Night at Coliseurmi 

Monday night was university night 
at the Coliseum, and the studentawho 
are attending the summer semester at 
the Chicago University and other 
schools were out in force. College 
decorations were in evidence, and col¬ 
lege enthusiasm was on tap. One of 
the features of the program. was the 
first appearance of George Lipschtfjtz, 
a youthful Polish violinist, who played 
Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen.” 

Pat Conway’s Cornell Band, whlcl 

has been delighting the loversfco: 
music at Riverview, left Chicago -Sun¬ 
day for Atlantic City, where this ex¬ 
cellent organization of instrumental¬ 
ists will be heard for four weeks 
Upon the expiration of their engage¬ 
ment at the city of gaiety, thewwili 
board a train to speed across! the 
continent, to render some sweet ,ifd- 
frains to the elite of Oakland, C^l.' 

Ned Wayman left for New York to 
stage some eastern productions;] jL 

Sidney Pascoe will send out two 
companies of “Just A Woman’s Way.’ 
Company No. 1 will open Sept. 12 and 
No. 2 will start the season Sept. 18. 

Fred Bowers, formerly of the min¬ 
strel firm, Beach & Bowers, arrived 
in Chicago last week. Mr. Bowers is 
in the city negotiating with some burnt 
cork artists. 

C. M. Crookston purchased a ticket 
at Seattle for Chicago and arrived 
here safely Monday. He attendeijjfhe 
Alaska-Yukon Exposition. 

Ed. Hutchison has taken the stage 
management of the Lagoon Park the¬ 
ater at Cincinnati. 

J. Douglas Morgan, manager of the 
Morgan Stock company at Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, is in Chicago engaging 

Blanch Hazelton has received w- 
merous offers for the coming season 
and as yet she has not signed. 

John Caylor and his players are pre¬ 
senting a new one act playlet, “A 
Woman’s Way.” They will play Flint, 
Mich., next week. 

Jess Hall has closed his vaudeville 
engagement and has gone to his home, 
Fond du Lac, Wis. 

Elmer Fritz will be in the cast of 
“The Girl of The U. S. A.,” which 
takes the road soon. 

Geo. Flinders will be with the Flora 
DeVoss company this season. 

Jack White and Bernice Howard 
left Chicago this week for Minneapo¬ 
lis to open at the Unique theater is 

J. Quigley and Maude Cleveland 

will return to Chicago from Duluth 
this week to prepare for rehearsaf-w 
the People’s Stock company. 

William Macaulley, of the theatrical 
firm Macaulley & Patton, has arrived 
in Chicago from Pewaukee Lake, Wis 
where he has been for a vacatioJM 

Lem Edwards will manage "Old 

Ted Woodruff’s Stock company 

closed the season at Kankakee; last 

Van Marrel and Julia Grey have At- 

parted for Kansas to join a company 
which is now playing in that state. 

Raymond Paine is the new star of 
the “Candy Kid” which will open its 
season Sept. 5. 

Newell and Niblo are spending their 
vacation in Chicago. They will open 
on the United time at Washington, 
D. C., in August and they expect to 
return to Europe for a two years’ tour 
about the first of May. They have 
what is said to be the finest xyloph|® e 
act in the varieties. 

July 31, 1909. 




Little Items Concerning People or Attrac¬ 
tions Now in this City or 
Out of it. 

By Will Reed Dunroy. 

“The Fantastic World" is the title 
of a new musical comedy or revue, 
which is now 'on the way, and will 
probably be of- 
New Musical fered at a Chicago 
Comedy theater early in the 

on the Way. season. The piece 

is being written by- 
three Chicagoans. The book is by- 
Frank Wiesberg and Irving B. Lee, 
and the lyrics are by the latter, while 
the music is by Hampton Durand. 
Mr. Lee is the author of the book 
and lyrics of “The Yankee Regent,” 
a musical comedy that had some 
vogue a few years since. It will be 
recalled by those who know theat¬ 
rical annals, that Mr. Lee stepped in 
and saved the day one time when 
Toby Lyons failed to appear in the 
cast at Waukegan. Mr. Lee jumped 
in and played the title role, and 
Harry H. Frazee, who had the show 
out, was enabled to save the big Sun¬ 
day night receipts from going back 
into the pockets of the good people 
of Waukegan. 

Sallie, Fisher, who is to be the 
bright, particular star of “The God¬ 
dess of Liberty,” the new Singer show 
which opens in 
Sallie Fisher Milwaukee for ten 
Out of days, was unable 
the Cast. to go to the Cream 
City with the other 
members of the cast. Miss Fisher 
was taken suddenly and violently sick 
last Sunday and her physician diag¬ 
nosed the trouble as ptomaine poison¬ 
ing, traced to canned sardines eaten 
Saturday night at rehearsal. Miss 
Fisher was delirious for a part of the 
time and in grave danger. She has 
since improved and is out of danger, 
but she will not be able to enter the 
cast until the attraction opens in Chi¬ 
cago at the Princess, August 10. 

Mrs. Charles Schuman, 1606 Wabash 
avenue, is mourning the loss of a hus¬ 
band, and Tuesday night she went to 
the Harrison street 
Balks at Tjghts police station, and 
and asked the bluecoats 

Husband Flees, to aid her in her 
search for her van¬ 
ished spouse. Mrs. Schuman told the 
police that she thought her husband 
had met with injury because she had 
refused to enter the employ of Ray¬ 
mond Davis at Luna Park, and wear 
tights. She said that Davis had in¬ 
formed her that if she did not work 
for him, her husband would disappear 
and never come back. Schuman left 
Monday night, and one of his com¬ 
panions reported to Mrs. Schuman 
that Schuman had been acting as 
though he had been hit on the head 
with something harder than a fried 

Edward Craven, of “The Blue 
Mouse” has been on the stage for a 
long time, in fact, he toddled onto the 
boards when he 
Craven Grows was a mere lad 
Amusingly with his father. He 
Reminiscent. has been with 
numerous big stars 
and the other evening he grew remi¬ 
niscent over his engagement with 
Thomas Keene, the great tragedian. 
“I was, perhaps, the freshest kid who 
ever lived,” said Mr. Craven, “and we 
were about to enter Syracuse, N. Y., 
one time, when Mr. Keene called me 
to one side. Now, Mr. Keene was 
very dignified and sedate and I held 
him in much awe. Mr. Keene said to 
me: ‘Eddie, you are about the fresh¬ 
est lad I ever saw, and you have been 
particularly fresh of late. Do you see 
those salt beds out there?’—pointing 
to the salt beds that made Syra¬ 
cuse famous—‘well, if you don’t 
settle down, I am going to take you 
out there where all that salt is, and 
leave you until you are cured.’ Well, 
I just got right down on my knees and 
pleaded with Mr. Keene, and prom- 
ised that I would behave—and I did— 
for about three weeks, and was just 
the meekest, nicest little kid who ever 

Mort H. Singer has selected the 
men who will pilot the way for his 
shows this season. W. W. Decker 
will be ahead of 
Singer Selects “The Prince of To- 

His Advance night,” in which 

Men. Henry Woodruff will 

star. This piece had 
a run of 200 nights in Chicago. Ger¬ 
ald Fitzgerald has been selected to do 
the publicity paving for the “A Stub¬ 
born Cinderella” company in which 
Homer B. Mason will be the leading 
light, and Zeke M. Harris will herald 
the coming of the same piece with 
Harry Stone as the star. Harry Bell 
will be the advance man for “The 
Golden Girl” when it takes to the 
road. All of these men are well 
known in the field of advance work. 

The International, 
Globe Theater which has been rechris- 
for tened the Globe, is just 
Melodrama, at present in the hands 
of plumbers, painters, 
iron and steel workers and all sorts 
of improvers, who are hurrying to get 
the house ready for the middle of 
August, when it will be opened as a 
melodrama house, under the Stair & 
Havlin management. Fred C. Eberts, 
the Stair & Havlin representative in 
Chicago, has been busy all summer 
superintending the alterations and re¬ 
pairs, which will cost in the neigh¬ 
borhood of $30,000. Compliance with 
the ordinances of the city have neces¬ 
sitated the putting in of a nevf steel 
proscenium arch, a new steel curtain, 
steel fly galleries, and a fireproof 
foyer wall, to say nothing of other 
precautions against fire. New seats 
will be installed, new decorations 
added, and the house will then be tidy, 
commodious and comfortable. The 
manager for the house has not yet 
been appointed. The Bijou theater, 
on the west side will be. the other 
Stair & Havlin house in Chicago. 

Now that the cast 
“Lo” Is Nowand chorus is complete, 
in “Lo,” the new musical 
Preparation, comedy, which O. Hen¬ 
ry, Franklin P. Adams 
and A Baldwin Sloane put together 
for the Harry Askin company, and 
in which John E. Young of “The 
Time, the Place and the Girl” fame 
will be starred, is doing daily, sessions 
and will be given its first perform¬ 
ance at Waukegan on Saturday, 
August 28, to be followed for a week 
at the Davidson theater, Milwaukee. 
Edward P. Temple, the first stage di¬ 
rector of the New York Hippodrome 
and Lewis Morton of the London 
Coliseum are staging “Lo” and will 
hand out many surprises. The cast 
includes John E. Young, David Kirk¬ 
land, Robert Wilson, Elizabeth Good- 
all, Dorothy Brenner, Annette Hall, 
Maybelle Moyles and Juliette Lange. 
“Lo” will have nineteen musical num¬ 


Members of the cast who will play 
in “The Goddess of Liberty” and 
managers and newspapermen, were 
taken to Milwaukee 
New Singer in a special train 

Show Friday morning 

In Milwaukee. where the new Ad- 

ams-Hough- Howard 
piece will be offered at the Majestic 
theater during the home coming week 
of the Milwaukeeans. Ned Weyburn 
made a hurried trip to New York to 
get the members of his family and 
bring them on to witness the premier. 
The piece opens Saturday evening. 
Several Chicagoans who were once 
residents of Milwaukee were aboard 
the special train. Among these were: 
Mort H., Will and Harry Singer, 
managers of the Princess and the La 
Salle theaters; Edwin Tanhouser, 
formerly manager of the Shubert in 
Milwaukee and later manager of the 
Bush Temple theater and other well 
known Milwaukeeans. Among the 
theatrical people who took advantage 
of the occasion to visit the Cream 
City were: George Kingsbury, man¬ 
ager of the Chicago Opera House; 
Sol Litt, proprietor of McVicker’s 
theater; Albert Perry, treasurer of the 
Illinois theater; A. Emerson Jones, 
manager of the “A Stubborn Cinder¬ 
ella” company, and Joseph N. Harris 
and Charles K. Harris of Chicago and 
New York. Robert R. Clark, who is 
acting dramatic editor of the Inter 
Ocean during the absence of Charles 
W. Collins, also accompanied the 

Charles McCuen, who 
McCuen Will has for some time been 
Go to doing the advertising 
Des Moines, for the Garrick theater 
and has put that house 
on the map of Chicago in a conspic¬ 
uous manner, has been promoted. He 
will be the manager of the Audito¬ 
rium in Des Moines, Iowa, and will 
take possession of this important 
house September 1. Mr. McCuen has 
returned from Des Moines, where he 
went to look over the house for the 
Messrs. Shubert, who have obtained 
it, and he made all arrangements to 
improve the house and get it into 
good shape for the coming season. 
Mr. McCuen is enthusiastic over the 
outlook for the season, and he will 
leave for Des Moines soon, to begin 
the work of remodeling the theater. 
Such well-known stars as Mrs. Leslie 
Carter, Raymond Hitchcock, Frank 
Daniels, E. H. Sothern, Julia Mar¬ 
lowe, Sam Bernard and William 
Hoclge will play the house during the 
season. It is now planned by the 
Messrs. Shubert to open the house 
with one of their large musical com¬ 


He Will Have Three Companies, With a Combined Weekly 
Salary List of $90,000. 

The McGinnis Brothers, who a 

appearing in the bill at the Majes 
theater this week, are newcomers 
the continuo 
McGinnis field. In fact, th 

Brothers have but recent 

Make Good. graduated fro 

the chorus of m 
sical comedy. Last winter when ‘ 
Broken Idol” was the attraction at tl 
Whitney these two boys were in tl 
chorus, where they took part in tl 
minstrel number in the last act. at 
there displayed nimble .feet and lir 
her legs. During the time they we 
with this attraction they kept up co 
stant practice, went . to see all tl 
dancers they could, and evolved ne 
steps, until they were ready to go o> 
and get on the good time with tl 
tug ones.” The boys are doing e 
centric'dancing at the present tin 

«f them” 86 t0 C ° me UP with the be 

Oscar Hammerstein returned from 
Europe last week and announced his 
plans as follows: 

My new organization for giving op¬ 
era comique and operettas will pre¬ 
sent such works in French at the 
Manhattan every Tuesday and Satur¬ 
day evening and in Philadelphia every 
Monday and Wednesday evening. The 
prices will range from $1 to $2.50. No 
subscriptions will be accepted. The 
company will include: Sopranos and 
mezzo-sopranos, Cavallieri, Deslor- 
mes, Laya, Nosla, Lango, Villar, Du- 
chene, Ecarte; tenors, De Vries, Val¬ 
les, Ellardo; baritones; Dufour, Le- 
roux; buffo tenors, Dambrine, Duran; 
bas buffos, Salvator, Nostrand Blon- 

“The Tegular subscription season of 
grand opera will begin in New York 
on November 15 and in Philadelphia 
November 16. The company will in¬ 
clude: Tenors, Zentello, Damores, 

McCormack, Constantino, Di Bermar- 
di, Duffault, Modena, Parlacci; bari¬ 

tones, Renaud, Sammarco, Polese, 
Dufrenne, Crabbe, Gilibert, Losano, 
Fossetta; bassos, Huberdeau. Vallier, 
De Grazia; sopranos, Tetrazzini, Gar¬ 
den, Cavallieri, Carmen-Melis, Labia, 
Mazarin, Trentini, Dumenel; mezzo- 
sopranos, Gerville-Reache, Doria, 
Bayard; Contraltos, De la Fuente, An- 
selmi, Straram, Charlier; for Phila¬ 
delphia, Sturani, Cartier, Bertram. 

“The season of educational opera will 
begin August 30 and continue until 
November 15. The prices will be 
from 50 cents to $1.50, and the com¬ 
pany is as follows: Tenors, De Ca- 
raza, Duffault, Lucas, Russo and Ven¬ 
turis; baritones, Bignataro, Beck, 
Villa, Maltes and Maridalia; bassos. 
Laskai, Nicolay and Scott; sopranos, 
Sylva, Lango, Riche, Barone, Grippon 
and Mirande; contraltos, Dalvarez, 
Soyer, and Gentel; conductors, Stu¬ 
rani, Scognamiglio and Ruiz.” 

Mr. Hammerstein stated that the 
three companies will cost nearly 
$90,000 a week. 

George W. Heard and Jimmie Fen¬ 
ton have been so much encouraged by 
the success of their 
New Song By earlier efforts in 

Two song writing, par- 

Chicago Boys, ticularly the unex¬ 

pected popularity 
which was accorded their “I’d Like to 
Spend a Rainy Day With You,” that 
it is not at all improbable that one or 
both of them may enter into the song 
writing business as a serious occupa¬ 
tion. Much will depend, however, 
upon the treatment which the profes¬ 
sional public accords their latest ef¬ 
fort, “Come Back My Lindy Lou,” a 
“neat” coon song of a very catchy 

Heard stated that he might take up' 
the business of song publishing and 
in view of his extended acquaintance 
among professional people, it is quite 
likely that he would make a success 


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Winston City Fathers Pass Prohibitive Tax Ordinance—How 
It May Be Dodged. 

a menagerie, there shall be paid a tax 

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., July 26. 
—The city fathers of Winston have 
practically placed a prohibitive tax 
upon, circuses. In the future all such 
organization must pay $1,000 for each 
performance, together with a tax of 
$500 for each side show and $1,500 for 
each parade. They also exact a fee 
of $1,000 for permitting a circus to 
postMts bills in the city limits and 
havegmade it unlawful for a circus 
playing outside the city limits to ad¬ 
vertise the fact within the limits. At 
this Fate, even though a circus does 
not carry a side show, it will cost the 
management $3,500 for each perform- 

The Winston fathers have taken 
this means to protect the Winston- 
Salem fair, which occurs October 4-9. 

The strange oart of the matter is, 
however, that the twin city of Salem, 
only three blocks from the center of 
the public square of Winston, still has 
a nominal tax and the street car serv¬ 
ice is excellent. Indeed it would be 
possible for a circus to show just out¬ 
side the corporate limits of Salem, 
and just one mile from the center of 
Winston and not pay any tax at all. 
Howe’s Great London, Robinson’s, 
Gentry’s, Cole Bros.’ all showed here 
last year to capacity business just be¬ 
fore the fair, while the Ringlings 
came along the week after the fair to 
fine business. 

Here is the ordinance in full: 

The Shut Out Bill. 

“For each exhibition or performance 
of a circus or show, with or without 

of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars; 
and for each exhibition or perform¬ 
ance of a side show, whether con¬ 
nected with a circus or show or not, 
there will be paid a tax of five hun¬ 
dred ($500.00) dollars. 

“In addition to the above tax, there 
shall be paid for every parade of a 
circus or show as aforesaid, the sum 
of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars. 

“It shall be unlawful to advertise 
within the city limits, by posters cir¬ 
culars, banners or other kindred meth¬ 
ods, any circus or show, the exhibi¬ 
tion of which shall be without the city 

“It shall be unlawful to advertise as 
aforesaid any circus or show, the ex¬ 
hibition of which is to be within the 
citv limits, without first obtaining a 
special permit or license from the city 
tax collector, and there shall be paid 
for said license or permit the sum of 
one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. 

“Any person, firm or corporation, 
or the servants or agents thereof, who 
shall violate any of the provisions of 
this ordinance, shall be guilty of a 
misdemeanor and upon conviction, 
shall be fined $50 or imprisoned 30 

“All ordinances or clauses of ordi¬ 
nances in conflict herewith are hereby 

Zanton Brothers Happy. 

The Zanton Brothers, who are 
booked for the entire season with the 
Gollmar Bros.’ Shows, write that they 
are having a most successful season 
and are happily placed. 



Pet Garter Snake, a Kitten and a Ban¬ 
tam Rooster Among Pets of 
the Show Folks. 

IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.— 
Mascots there be of every variety, but 
the strangest and creepiest of all is a 
pet garter snake, which one of the 
employes of the Barnum & Bailey 
show has entour. The snake is tame 
and quite harmless, even displaying 
an affectionate nature when petted. 
Other mascots with this show were 
a small kitten, as tiny and fluffy as a 
little chicken; a bantam rooster and 
several dogs. The rooster was in the 
animal tent and would play around 
the baby elephant and stare up sky¬ 
ward at the elevated heads of the 
stately giraffes. When spectators in 
the menagerie would attempt to pet 
the bantam it would sort of squat 
down and utter a cackling sound, but 
it was not afraid of being kidnapped. 

An Old Horse. 

“Best old animal in the business,” 
commented a horseman as he bathed 
the legs and feet of an old white 
horse in the horse tent during the pa¬ 
rade. “This horse crossed the At¬ 
lantic three times and is yet able to 
do considerable work, although badly 
used up as you may see,” he con¬ 
tinued. “The horse is very old, but 
has the best of care. I bathe him and 
rub all the pains and aches out of his 
tired muscles.” 

While the man was working over 
him, the horse exhibited his pleasure 
by fondly rubbing his muzzle over the 
man’s shoulder. 

Circus life is attractive, but the mud 
of the past four or five weeks has 
caused the work horses, of which 
there are 500, to become thin. The 
employes are gentlemanly and happy. 
Most of them whistle or sing or joke 
while at work.—FOSTER. 

Capital Billboard War. 

IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.-jK 
The war on billboards • and the out-., 
door advertising nuisance in genera® 
at the national capital is to be a war 
of extermination. Permits for add® 
tional advertising fences and for the 
painting of advertising on walls df 
buildings will be refused in the future’ 
if a motion made by CommissionjH 
West is approved by his colleagues cai 
the board of district commissioners. 
Engineer Commissioner Judson has 
announced that he will support such a 
motion and that indicates that the die 
is cast against the billboards. An ef¬ 
fort will also be made to revoke per¬ 
mits for such signs already issued.-^H 

Indian Wins White Girl. 

IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.-4*? 
Deep Sky, Sioux Chief, S. D., has ob¬ 
tained necessary legal documents to 
marry Adel Rowland, a pretty New 
York girl, 21 years old. This is the 
first marriage license ever issued at 
the New York bureau to a whiteL 
woman and a full-blood Indian. Deep- 
Sky is connected with the wild west 
show exhibiting in New Yorki^H 

Stage Struck Girl Missing. 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 26.-4| 
James Brannon, father of Mrs. Georget.1 
E._ Maurice, the missing controlto so¬ 
loist of St. John’s church, admitted?, 
yesterday that his daughter always 
longed for the stage and said that he 
believed Norman Kent, her music in¬ 
structor, who disappeared the same 
day she left home, will assist her to a 
place behind the footlights. Kent, 
who was a soloist in St. John’s church 
formerly engaged in the theatrical 
business and resigned as stage direc¬ 
tor of a Chicago playhouse shortly 
before coming to Indianapolis about 
four years ago. Mr. Grannon does 
not know where Kent or where his 
daughter went. He thinks either of 
them may have gone to New York 
or Chicago. 

Tuly 31, 1909. 




Chamber of Commerce and Leading Cit¬ 
izens Petition Mayor to Shut Out Cir¬ 
cus Must Protect Exposition 

SEATTLE, Wash., July 26.—Fol- 
lowing the unusual situation in which 
the Ringling Bros, found themselves 
at Denver during the past two weeks, 
it seems altogether probable that 
most of the scenes of that little War¬ 
fare are likely to be repeated herp^or 
! if the Chamber of Commerce, the ex- 

■ position management and many of the 
Hiding citizens are permitted their 

way the big circus will not be allowed 
:to show here as per its schedule next 
: month. 

: The point made by the opponents 

■ is that the circus will take away not 
dess than $50,000, which would other- 
i wise go into the coffers of the expo¬ 
sition. Thus far there have been three 

circuses here: The Sells-Floto, Hag- 
enbeck-Wallace and Norris & Rowe. 

I The first one showing here the day 
the Expo, opened and it is estimated 
that it- detracted fully ten thousand 
persons from the exposition grounds 
and took away a barrel of money. 

At present the city ordinances pro¬ 
vide that a circus charging 50 cents 
admission may show here by paying 
a license of $300 a day, and there is 
no provision to exclude any if the 
license is paid. The situation that is 
before the council a«d the mayor is 
that this ordinance must be repeajed 
and another passed in its place which 
will give the officials the right to pre¬ 
vent any circus coming. 

The Yandell Letter. 

The following letter was mailed by 
Secretary C. B. Yandell, of the cham¬ 
ber to the mayor, the councilmen and 
other city officials, under whose’’juris- 
diction the issuance of a license comes. 

“In the name of both the Alaska- 
Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the Se¬ 
attle Chamber of Commerce, I am au¬ 
thorized to appeal to you to exert 
whatever influence is within your 
power to prevent the issuance of a 
license to Ringling Bros.’ circus, which 
proposesfto exhibit in this city next 

“Attracted by the exploitation which 
the exposition has already given to 
this city, and the resultant crowds, 
three circuses have already shown in 
this city_ during the present season. 
If Ringling Brothers are permitted 
to exhibit here next month, it is es¬ 
timated that not less than $50,000 will 
be taken out of the community which 

would otherwise remain here and be 
diverted into channels that would re¬ 
sult in direct benefit to the exposi¬ 
tion and to its stockholders, to whom, 
it is hoped, under favorable conditions, 
will be returned a considerable por¬ 
tion, if not all, of their subscriptions 
to the project, but this we cannot hope 
to do if outside attractions are per¬ 
mitted to drain the community of 

large sums of money which circuses 
invariably take out of every city. 

“Under the circumstances, the two 
organizations mentioned feel -justified 
in appealing to you to take such steps 
as are within your power to prevent 
the holding of this circus in the city 

limits. A canvass of public senti¬ 
ment, insofar as it is reflected by the 
business community, has already been 
made by the officers of this chamber, 
revealing an almost unanimous senti¬ 
ment against the issuance of this li¬ 
cense, for the reasons above recited 
and for other reasons which will 
doubtless appeal to vou, under all the 
circumstances surrounding the exposi¬ 
tion period.” 

Business Men Aroused. 

Several prominent residents and busi¬ 
ness men of the city, including the 
mayor, this morning expressed their 

opinions as follows to the Seattle 
Daily Times: 

Mayor John F. Miller—I am in 
thorough sympathy with the attitude 
of the Chamber of Commerce and the 
exposition trustees. I am willing to 
go to any reasonable extent to pre¬ 
vent Ringling Bros, or any other cir¬ 
cus from showing in this city during 
the exposition period. In all proba¬ 

bility it will be necessary to amend 
the existing ordinance, to accomplish 
this result. I am convinced that the 
sentiment of the business community 
warrants this attitude of its officials. 

Judge Thos. Burke—I sincerely 
trust that the mayor and council will 

decline to permit Ringling Brothers 
to show in this city. Circuses are no¬ 
torious for their capacity to absorb 
surplus money in the hands of per¬ 
sons who would otherwise put it into 
the exposition or into ordinary trade 
channels. The community's first 
movement is to protect and patronize 
its own project. Certainly the stock¬ 
holders of the exposition cannot hope 
to secure any- substantial returns 
upon their investment if transient 
showmen are allowed to reap the 
profit of this city’s enterprise and in¬ 

C. J. Smith—Under no circum¬ 
stances should Ringling Bros, or any 
other circus be allowed in. this city 
during the exposition period. The 
show which gave a performance here 
on the opening day detracted fully 
10,000 from the exposition attend- 

Up to City Council. 

C. R. Collins—If the people of this 
community are to get a considerable 
return upon their stock subscriptions 
to the exposition, under no circum¬ 
stances should the city council fail to 
protect the fair by granting licenses 
to any more transient shows. 

J. E. Chilberg—These circuses are 
attracted to. Seattle in an effort to reap 
the benefit of the exploitation given 
to the exposition. Under no circum¬ 
stances should any more circuses be 
permitted to give performances in this 
city during the exposition period. As 
the president of the exposition cor¬ 
poration, I am personally and officially 
opposed to the issuance of a license 
to Ringling Bros. The first duty of 
the community is to its business inter¬ 
ests. I know of no .reason why 
Ringling’s or any other show should 
be permitted to take $50,000 out of 
this city which would otherwise go 
into trade channels and into the ex¬ 
position gates. I sincerely trust that 
both the mayor and council will pro¬ 
tect the city’s interest in this matter. 

John H. McGraw—I cannot empha¬ 
size too strongly my opposition to 
the granting of any more circus li¬ 
censes during the exposition period. 
It is unfair, not only to the exposi¬ 
tion management, but to the stock¬ 
holders, to whom we are struggling 
to return at least a substantial por¬ 
tion of their subscriptions, to permit 
transient shows to drain this city 
of money which would otherwise go 
into the pockets of public-spirited cit¬ 
izens. Three circuses have already 
been given in Seattle during the fair 
period. I submit that this is sufficient 
to satisfy the cravings of the circus¬ 
going public. To give Ringling Bros, 
a license at this particular time means 
the loss of a small fortune to the 
stockholders of the exposition.—B. S. 


Statement by Mayor John F. Miller. 


From a letter by C. B. Yandell, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce 
of Seattle, Wash., to the Mayor, Councilmen and other city officials. 


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claims^ A . F . ALLS < Ja-, July 26.—': 

against th « mana 
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at Marshalltown as a result nf 

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department, who arrived from Water¬ 
loo to see the claim department, and 
a disposition was shown to settle all 
damages. Mr. Cook claimed that the 
accident was not reported to the legal 

The Lindermanns, Will and Millie, 

European equilibrists, are one of the 
features of the Gollmar Bros. Shows. 

Smith’s Shows Play Benefit. 

Smith’s Greater Shows, with its nu¬ 
merous attractions, is holding forth at 
Jackson, Mich., this week exhibiting 
under the auspices of the Fraternal 
Order of Eagles, of that city. Capt. 
Adams, who nearly lost his life last 
week while training a lioness, has re¬ 
joined the show. 

Buckskin Bill’s Show. 

Buckskin Bill’s wild west dog and 
pony circus exhibited at Broad Ripple 
Park last week to full tents at each 
performance. The show has played 
.at Indianapolis every season for the 
last eleven years. It carries 150 peo¬ 
ple and is twice its previous size. The 
company consists of cowboys, rifle ex¬ 
perts, ropers, and a band. 





Anniston—A new play house will 
be erected here and contracts have 
been let for the construction. 


Tucson—Work has been com¬ 
menced on the new Empire theater 


Magnolia Bluff—The contract was 
let for the erection of a theater at 
this city by the Pensacola Investment 
Co., Pensacola, Fla. 


fell until the secefnd section of the 
train came along. Members of the 
crew saw him lying near the track 
and ordered the train stopped and the 
injured man was picked up and 
brought to Dubuque. He is now do¬ 
ing as well as could be expected.— 

Iowa Falls, July 27.—Col. Fred Bu¬ 
chanan, proprietor of the Yankee 
Robinson circus, left Sunday to join 
the show, which is playing in Canada, 
150 miles north of Duluth. Mr. Bu- 

ley show, was the real hero, making 
a pretty catch in right field which 
saved a few runs and which brought 
the show people cheering to their feet. 
The local boys were loud in their 
praises for the show players as a gen¬ 
tlemanly bunch and are not in the 
least discouraged in losing to a team 
like them.—FOSTER. 

Iowa Falls, July 27.—The National 
Opera company opened a two weeks’ 
engagement at Union park, Dubuque, 
Sunday, and in offering a good com- 

the fifth season that the house has 
been under the same management. 

Cedar Rapids, July 26.—W. H. Har- 
tigan, long identified with the i 
“Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde,” gave a 
cial presentation of the piece with 
Morgan Stock company at the i 
dome this week, and the result of 
three was the attendance of over 3,000 
people with the Barnum & Bailey cir¬ 
cus as opposition one night. 

Des Moines—The construction H 
the Princess theater, the newest play 

Oakland, July 26—The Orton 
troupe, which just closed a successful 
engagement at the A. Y. P. Expo., 
jumped to this city and opened at 
Idora park for a three weeks’ en¬ 

San Francisco, July 27—Alex Pan- 
tages is to erect a new theater in 
Sacramento within a short time. Mr. 
Pantages has a string of theaters in 
the northwest. The new theater, it is 
announced, will be used for stock 
purposes and will be one in a chain 
with others in Portland, San Fran¬ 
cisco, Seattle, Oakland and Tacoma. 


Jacksonville, July 26.—Clark’s Air- 
dome has been completely overhauled 
and new seats have been installed. 
The house is now open with a stock 
company under the direction of 
Worth and Delmar. 


Bloomington, July 28—Married, at 
Lawrenceville, Ill., on Monday, July 
19, Mrs. Gertrude Romiser to J. Vin¬ 
cent Chest, the Rev. John W. Flint, 
of the M. E. church, officiating. The 
bride is a sister of Roy M. Feltus, of 
the Barnum & Bailey Show; John R. 
Feltus, of the Cole Bros. Show, and 
Harry Feltus, late of the Gentry 
Bros. Shows. The groom is a the¬ 
atrical man, and is engaged for Kilroy 
& Britton’s “Cowboy Girl,” next win- 

Kokomo, July 27—The United 
States Amusement Company is con¬ 
structing a new vaudeville theater 

Bloomington—Edward Shipp and 
Roy M. Feltus will be equal owners 
of the Shipp circus, which goes to 
Panama and the West Indies next 
winter for its third season. 


Charles City—B. F. Anderson has 
purchased the Hewey theatorium here. 

Cherokee—Company M will erect 
on armory here at an early date which 
will be used for shows. 

Iowa City—Company I will erect 
an armory here soon to be used for 
show purpQses when possible. 

Sioux City—Mr. Dunn, manager of 
the Airdome, reports that his place 
of amusement is doing a prosperous 

Des Moines, July 22.—Work on the 
foundation of the new Princess thea¬ 
ter in Des Moines was started last 
week and from now to Nov. 1, the 
time set tentatively for the opening, a 
veritable army of workmen will be 
engaged in constructing Des Moines’ 
newest playhouse.—FOSTER. 

Dubuque, July 27. — When Harry 
Lindsay, an employe of the Barnum 
& Bailey circus, arriving in Dubuque, 
the first thing he required was the 
services of a physician. And he 
needed him badly, for the circus man 
was in very bad shape as the result 
of being thrown from the train shortly 
after it pulled out of Davenport. Mr. 
Lindsay was standing on the rear of 
the train when he lost his balance and 
was thrown completely off, striking 
his head on the railroad track and in¬ 
flicting a deep gash over the right eye. 
His _ back was also -sprained and he 
received several bruises about the 
body. After he had fallen from the 
train the injured man lay where he 


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point he will find the tented organi¬ 
zation, but expects to reach it during 
the latter part of the week. He re¬ 
ports business conditions excellent 
and will be with the circus for about 
a month.—FOSTER. 

Iowa Falls, July 27.—The Stroller 
ball team at Dubuque, played Sunday, 
losing to the Barnum & Bailey peo¬ 
ple by a score of 11 to 8 in the after¬ 
noon. The game attracted the atten¬ 
tion of six hundred people, many of 
whom were show people and who 
rooted for their team to the echo. 
Fred Engram, of the Barnum & Bai¬ 

seem to have struck a popular chord. 
The opening bill was ‘Fra Diavolo,” 
and every seat in the big theater was 
taken. The cast includes Jay Taylor, 
Laura Moore, Tom Johnson, Mile. 
Palme, Martin Patsche and Chas. 
Neilson. The chorus is a good one 
and the scenery, costumes, etc., in 
keeping with a first class production. 

Davenport—The regular season of 
the Elite theater will open Sunday. 
Aug. 15, under the management of 
Chas. Berkell, with vaudeville, on the 
Sullivan-Considine time. This will be 

Mason City, July 26.—Water for the 
elephant went so fast Sunday during 
the Barnum & Bailey stop over, that 
the water pressure became so low 
that motors in the churches, used to 
operate the bellows of pipe organs, 
refused to operate and the choirs had 
to be led by pianos. 

Des Moines — The Grand Opera 
House is being remodeled and will 
open in August. 


Louisville — The Princess Moving 
Picture theater, 328 West Jefferson 
street, was damaged by fire. 

July 31, 1909. 




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Springfield—Joseph M. Gaites tried 
out a new farce here Monday night, 

entitled “I Love My Wife-.” It 

is by Ralph Lumley, an English au¬ 
thor. Dallas Welford is the start. It 
made a favorable impression. 

Greenfield*—Virginia Harned, the 
well known star, is at “The Ranch” 
near Athol. Mr. William Courtnay is 
also at “The Ranch.” This place is 
one of the most popular actors’ col¬ 
onies in the east. 

Boston, July 26.—Boston society 
people who were deprived of a chance 
to see the Salome dance last spring, 
when Mayor Hibbard “shooed” Ham- 
merstein’s stars away, are soon to 
have a performance given at fashion¬ 
able Magnolia. 


Albion—Manager Enslow of the 
Bijou is building an Airdome, with a 
seating capacity of 1,000. This is 
quite a distinction for Albion, as it 
will be the third of its kind in south¬ 
ern Michigan. 

Alma—C. F. Fishbeck will open up 
a new Vaudette. Mr. Fishbeck will 
book nothing but the best acts. 

Detroit, July 27.—Contracts have 
been awarded for the construction of 
the Miles theater here. This house 
will be devoted to vaudeville. 


Little Falls—C. L. Nelson of Anoka 
has leased the Germania opera house 
here arid will start a moving picture 


Fergus Falls—C. E. McMasters has 
sold his interests in the Bijou thea¬ 
ter to his partner, J. E. Siglinger. 

Preston—Cushman Tibbits, a pop¬ 
ular local manager, who has been in 
Chicago booking attractions for his 
theater, has arrived home. The Great 
Patterson show will appear here 
week of Aug. 30, and will exhibit 
under the auspices of the Filmore 
County Agricultural society. Mr. 
Noyes, who is doing the contracting 
work for this organization, was here 
last week. The Modern Woodmen at 
•Harmony, Minn., are building a new 
^theater, which will open Sept. 20. 

St. Paul—D. Jack Bondy of the 
Majestic is looking for a manager for 
one of the Miles-Bondy vaudeville 

Carroll’s U. S. Carnival company 
are showing this week on the east 
side under the auspices of the Wood¬ 
men of the World. 

The ground at Wabasha and Ex¬ 
change streets have been razed of the 
old church building which stood on 
that site for many years, preparatory 
* he ere , ctl ? n of the new Shubert 
theater and the contract for its erec- 

BARNES be kt immediatel y-—W. C. 

Minneapohs—Manager Jack Elliott 
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Little Falls—Edwin Ludvig will 
erect a vaudeville theater here. 

Faribault—L. H. Dibble, manager 
of the Faribault theater, has made ar¬ 
rangements to install a ladies’ orches¬ 
tra in his theater for the regular 

Faribault—J. M. Campbell, who has 
been spending the summer in Fari¬ 
bault, Minn., will leave for Chicago 
to go in advance of one of W. F. 
Morris’ attractions. 


Nevada—The Crockett Bros., who 
recently operated the Theatorium 
here, will open another moving pic¬ 
ture theater at an early date. 


Bath, July 25—Clark & Livingston 
have just opened a moving picture 
theater in this city. 

New York, July 26—Eugene Clarke, 
who was the favorite Ralph Rack- 
straw when the “H. M. S. Pinafore” 
craze first reached America, is dead 
at his home. He was sixty-six years 
old. Mr. Clarke was a famous singer 
in grand opera, and sang in Henry 
Ward Beecher’s church. 

New York, July 26—Miss Mabel 
Howard has forsaken the footlights 
and has entered the convent of the 
Order of Our Lady of Charity of the 
Good Shepherd, of St. Angers, N. Y. 

New York, July 26—Mogul, a Ben¬ 
gal tiger at Coney Island, attacked 
its trainer, Henry Falkendorth, dur¬ 
ing a performance, and injured him 
so severely that small hope is held 
out for his recovery. The spectators 
were panic stricken. 

Buffalo, July 27—A company has 
been organized to build a theater at 
525 Williams street. 


Durham—Work is being rushed up¬ 
on the new Academy of Music here, 
which is being rebuilt at a cost of 

$40,000. It will seat 1,600, and is 
promised to be one of the finest 
houses in the state. It is to be com¬ 
pleted by September 15.—GRAIN¬ 

Raleigh—Brown Shepard will erect 
a three-story theater in this city at an 
early date. 


Cincinnati—This is the second and 
final week for Don Phillippini’s band 
at the Zoo. There is a great deal of 
energy and life to the performances 
of the band, and it met with great 
success.—Chester Park’s bill this 
week in the vaudeville line has the 
three Bennet sisters, who do a wres¬ 
tling act and box three rounds. Three 
Mitchells have a singing and dancing 
performance. Lucy Ellsworth and In¬ 
win have a very pleasing singing spe¬ 
cialty, and Kelter won great success 
and applause with his wire act.— 
“The Girl From Out There” played 
by the Hutchinson Musical Comedy 
company at the Lagoon pleased the 
large audiences that witnessed same. 
The large crowds visiting this sum¬ 
mer resort also enjoy the treetop 
automg.—Coney Island has been do¬ 
ing splendid business. The all-star 
vaudeville bill has entertained the 
large crowds splendidly.—CLAR¬ 

Cincinnati, July 27.—Federated 
Catholic societies, with the approval 
of Archbishop Moeller, have started 
a crusade against improper theatrical 
shows. A letter prepared by the com¬ 
mittee on morals has been sent to 
David Belasco, L. S. Shubert, H. W. 
Savage and Klaw & Erlanger. 

Cleveland, July 27.—The Star thea¬ 
ter will open Aug. 23 with Burlet, 
Jacobs & Lowrey’s production “The 
Merry Maidens.” 

Sandusky, July 27.—The Himme- 
lem stock company has been occupy¬ 
ing the boards at the Cedar Point the¬ 
ater since June 20. Vaudeville will be 
offered in this theater after August, 

offered by Charles A. Ganard " of 

Columbus, July 27.—The Youngs¬ 
town Amusement company will erect 
a new theater here. 

Newark, July 26.—The Auditorium 
theater has been redecorated and will 
open the season Aug. 23 with A1 C. 
Field’s minstrels. 

Middletown, July 27.—The son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Manning (The Manning 
Trio) was almost drowned July 14, 
while playing a week’s engagement at 
the Airdome in Middleown, Ohio. 
Two young men of the Alpha Troupe, 
the state manager, Ed Gray, and the 
Manning boy'went swimming. Young 
Manning sank twice. Ed Gray jumped 
in and Manning grabbed him by the 
throat and nearly drowned both, but 
after a struggle Manning was rescued. 


McAlester—Sam O. Small has de¬ 
cided to erect a modern moving pic¬ 
ture theater here. 

Hobart, July 26.—Movement is now 
on foot for the erection of a beauti¬ 
ful theater here. The proposed play¬ 
house is to be modern in every way 
and a credit to the city. 


Charleston, July 27.—Concerts have 
been given successfully at the Isle of 
Palms by the First Artillery Band, TJ. 
S. A., under the leadership of Director 
Ensev. — The Vincent Amuseihent 
company has suspended for a short 
time, but it is understood that a new 
theater will be built in the fall for the 
accommodation of this company. — 
The Idle Hour theater has suspended 
operations, while extensive alterations 
are being made. .mjigiH 


Lamro—Fred Roessler has opened 
a new moving picture theater here; 


Orange—The Vaudette Amtrsemdnt 
company will erect a theater in this 
city at an early date. 

Houston—E. C. Greeley has pur¬ 
chased the Happy Hour theater, lo¬ 
cated at the corner of Texas and 
Fannin streets. 

Marshall, July 26.—Meyer & New¬ 
man have closed a deal with the city 
tor the Auditorium, and the house 
will open the latter part of August, 
the.Grand’ under the management of 
W. J. Shivres, will play one night 
stands in addition to moving picture 
shows. The picture business' has 
been good. 

Salt Lake July 26—Henry Sonnen- 
berg, late of the booking offices of the 
Orpheum circuit in Chicago, has 
taken up his duties as manager of the 
Orpheum theater here. —Fannie 
rrankel has taken over the lease of the 
Empire theater from the Miner Bros 
and will make a vaudeville house out 
of it. Miss Frankel is her own man¬ 
ager and booking agent.—R. F. Davis 
bill poster for a show was arrested on 
complaint of C. G. Snowhill, a repre¬ 
sentative of the Ringling circus. Davis 
is charged with entering Snowhill’s 
room at the Wellington Hotel and 
appropriating a large number of cir¬ 
cus tickets and transportation.—Man¬ 
ager Frank Eldredge, who recently 
■eased the Grand theater, has found 
the Mack-Douglas company a paying 
proposition. — Henry Miller’s “The 
Servant in the House” will be the 
°P, e ™ng bill at the Salt Lake theat. 

Will R. Winch, manager of t 
Orpheum the past season, has be 
promoted to the managership of t 
Logan and Ogden houses. 




Notice :—We are not permitted 
to hold letters more than thirty 
days, at the expiration of which 
time they are returned to the 
Dead Letter office. We en¬ 
deavor at all times to forward 
mail to its correct destination. 
This would be greatly facilitated 
if artists would adopt the Show 
World as their permanent ad¬ 

First class matter will be for¬ 
warded free of charge; all other 
classes of matter require addi¬ 
tional postage. 

Gentlemen’s Mailing List. 

Allen, Billy 
Bannock Bros. 
Barry & Hughes 
Bell, Pete. 

Bissett & Scott 
Boyde, Vanice 
Boyle, T. J. 
Buhle, George. 

Carver, Dr. 

Clark, Billy 
Cunningham, Bert 
Davis Bro. 

Davis & Wheeler 
Dean, Al. 

Doyle, William 
Edwards, J. J. 
Erroll, Leon 
Fotch, Jack 
Franklin & Wil¬ 

Franks, Prof. 

Glass, Geo. 
Harbin, V 
Hastings, Harry 
Healy, Tim. 
Heilman, Magi- 

Higgen, Phelps 
Howley, Walter 
Hull Lou 


Jerome, Elmer 
Johnson Students 
Kichi, Kaysu, Mm. 
King, Harrison 
La Belle Trio 
La Pine, Lyler 
Larkin, John 
La Salle, W. F 
Leslie & Grady 

Locke, Russell and 

Mack & Burgess 
Manning, Arthur 
Marshall & Rosie 
Matterey, William 
Melson, Clarence 
McClellan, Geo. B. 
McFarland, Geo. 
Me Iver 
Modena, F 
Morosco, Chas. 
Murphree, Thos. 
Murphy & Vidocq 
Nicoli, Al 
North, Tom 
Palmer, Lew. 
Panleb Co. 

Pique, Harry 
Raymond & Har¬ 

Ross, O E 
Rotman, J. 

Santell, The Great 
Shot, 7 Edwards 
Silver, Willie 
Slater & Slater 
Smalley, Edward 
Stillman, Mr. 
Talifaire, Frank 
Tuccano, Otis 
Valmore, Louis 
Valmore, Phono¬ 
Vard Trio 
Welch, Ben 
.Welch, Jimmy 
and Celia 
Welch & Earl 
Westons, Three 
West, Ford 
White, Geo 

Ladies’ Mailing List. 

Allen, Avery Perry, Miss 
Arnold, Margaret Petroff, Mary & 
Campbell, Edna clown 

Gilkey, Ethel 
Gordon, Miss 
Grant, Gerte 
Harnish, Mamie 
Heclow, Marie 
Hughes, Madge 
Jane, Gladyes 

Prushae, Josephine 
Robinson, Mabel 
Rainbow, Lesters 
Romaine, Julia 
Salisbury, Cora 
Seymour, Donna 
Sturee, Marie 

Kelly, Maude AliceSulley, Mrs. 

King, Rosa Thomas. Hilda 

Leonard, Mildred Vail. Olive 

Le. Pelletiers Ward, May 

Mack, Edyth William, Mildred 

Ma nning. Emily Williams, Mildred 
Martyn, Katherine stance 
Mellcott, Clara Windom, Con- 

New Vaudeville Act. 

IOWA FALLS, la., July 26.—A 
new vaudeville act by a prominent 
sketch writer is booked over the best 
time and will go on the road soon. 
The company is controlled by Ada 
Oberman, and is composed of well 
known theatrical people. It includes 
Misses Claudine and Ruth Tracy, 
Clarice Fisher. Jewell Ross, Sadie 
Tregloan, Ada Oberman and Warren 
Munsell. All are well known in Des 


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Western Vaudeville Managers’ Assoc’n 

Majestic Theatre Building, Chicago, Ill. 

United Booking Offices of America 

St. James Building, New York City 

<1 Booking in conjunction with more than three 
hundred of the first-class vaudeville theatres in 
the United States and Canada, and now giving 
good acts routes for from one to three years. 
Moneys advanced to parties capable of pro¬ 
ducing first-class acts, when desired, or will 
purchase first-class novelties outright. It will 
be to the advantage of managers of Fairs, 
Parks, etc., to communicate with these ^Offices 
regarding their vaudeville and outdoor attrac¬ 
tions. Address Eastern or Western Office, as 
may be most convenient. 

Western Office 

Eastern Office 

Majestic Theatre Bldg. 

St. James Building 




At the Studebaker “The Candy 
Shop” is still drawing people, and the 
sweetness of its name probably is one 
reason for its magnetic power. An¬ 
other reason is the excellence of the 
cast, and still another, the brightness 
of the show. 

Frank McIntyre and his co-work¬ 
ers are pleasing every one who goes 
to the Illinois theater to see “The 
Traveling Salesman.” The piece is 
funny, and it has many bright lines 
and felicitous situations. The play is 
a tonic for the blues. 

Even the dog days will not deter 
people from seeing “A Gentleman 
from Mississippi” at the Grand Opera 
House, where it is still running to 
good business. Burr McIntosh and 
Will Deming are two members of the 
cast who are doing much to make the 
piece popular. 

At the Garrick theater Mabel Bar- 
rison is tripping through the farce, 
“The Blue Mouse,” and is meeting 
with all sorts of success on account 
of her demure actions in this in the 
title role. The stay of this piece has 
been pieced out another week, and 
“The Beauty Spot” will not arrive 
until August 15. 

The Great Northern theater will be 
the next one to open its doors. The 
dust is now being brushed from the 

seats, and everything is being put in 
readiness for “The Follies of the 
Day,” which will open next Sunday 
night at this popular playhouse. 

Powers’ theater will inaugurate an 
early season this year. “The Climax” 
will be the first attraction, and it will 
be disclosed next Monday night with 
the New York company. Every one 
is on the qui vive to witness this piece 
with only four people in the cast. 

“The Mascot” is being sung this 
week at the Sans Souci Park theater, 
but business is not extra good. Next 
week the bill will be “Said Pasha,” 
one of the tuneful old operas. 

The vaudeville bill at the Majestic 
theater this week is a corking good 
one. It has variety and interest, and 
is one of the best balanced bills of¬ 
fered in some time. Next week some 
of the headliners will be: Senora Ro¬ 
sario Guerrero, the noted Spanish 
dancer; the Klein family of seven, 
cyclists; Miss Edwina Barry, who will 
present with her company a farce 
called “The Home Breaker”; Pilu, an 
educated dog, and John P. Wade and 
his company in a play called “Marse 
Shelby’s Chicken Dinner.” 

At the Wilson Avenue theater this 
week the bill has been interesting and 
entertaining, and well worth the price 

Grey Cat After Blue Mouse. 

Sunday night at the Garrick a grey 
cat came on the stage during the per¬ 
formance and chased around after 
Mabel Barrison, who is the “blue 
mouse” of the piece. Sam^ Reed, who 
plays the role of Wallus in the play, 
enlivened the occasion by interjecting 
a line to the effect that he was afraid 
the show would have to close if the 
grey cat caught the blue mouse. 

Miss Etheridge Sues Winkler. 

NEW YORK, July 25.—Winifred 
Mabel Etheridge, formerly a singer 
of the Four Madcaps, has sued Alex¬ 
ander Winkler for $2,000 damages. 
Miss Etheridge says that Winkler not 
only refused to pay her fare back to 
England, as her contract provides, but 
that he also insulted her at the Ameri¬ 
can Line pier. 

July 31, 190& 




Wants $1,050 Alleged to be Due Her 
by Reason of Injunction Granted 
By a Local Judge. 

SALT LAKE, Utah, July 26—Suit 
was filed in the district court last 
week by Fannie Frankel, lessee of the 
Empire theater, against the Majestic- 
Amusement company, T. H. Halids® 
and Harry Revier, to recover damages! 
in the total sum of $1,050, alleged tl 
have been sustained by her by reason 
of the issuing injunction by Judge 
Morse preventing her from putting on 
the act of Lawrence Lezah at her the? 
ater recently. The Majestic company 
secured the injuction complained <1 
on the ground that it had a contract! 
with Lezah to appear at the Majest* 
theater during that week. 

When the order to show cause was 
heard by Judge Morse, the court de 
cided that the Majestic had no con¬ 
tract with the actor, but that Miss 
Frankel did have one; hence the in¬ 
junction was dissolved. Haliday and 
Revier went on the bond for the in¬ 
junction, hence they are made parties 
to the action for damages. 

Shuberts Caught in Failure. ■ 
IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.- 
Regarding the recent failure of Tracy 
& Co., a firm of Chicago brokers, it| 
seems the theatrical profession did not 
escape. Lee Shubert holds some <jt' 
the notes of the firm. He had no ac¬ 
count there; he had simply loaned 
W. W. Tracy some money in the 
name of the firm. Those who had 
speculative account with the house 
are not likely to get a dollar. 


Burton Leaves for New York, jfl 

Frank Burton left for New York 
Tuesday to begin rehearsals with 
Wagenhal & Kemper Company’s pro¬ 
duction of Eugene Walter’s success, 
“Paid in Full.” He played Captain 
William with the road company laffi 
season, and on account of his artistic 
rendition of the part has been select¬ 
ed to interpret the same character® 
the first company, which will playJt 
McVicker’s theater early in the sea¬ 
son. Mr. Burton succeeds Scott 
Cooper, who appeared at the Granw 
during its run in Chicago. 

Joins Stock Company. 9 

IOWA FALLS, la., July 26.—Miss 
Hattie McNutt, daughter of Detectil® 
George W. McNutt, of Des Moines*, 
and for many years a member of the 
McNutt sisters’ singing and dancing 
team, has joined the North Bros.’., 
stock company. Miss McNutt will 
take one of the leading female roles. 

- 1 

News Notes 

William Anthony McGuire’s “The 

Devil, the Servant and the Man,” was 
tried out at the Colonial theater Tues¬ 
day morning. Walter McCullough^® 
well known stock actor, has been en¬ 
gaged to play the devil; Ralph Evans 
Smith, the man, and Glenwood James, 
the servant. George S. Cullen is the 
manager of the one-act play. It will 
probably be booked over one of the 
big circuits for the season. ■ I 

Mary Allen O’Rourke of San Fran¬ 
cisco, a vaudeville actress, was found 
dead is her room last week at a hotel 
in Philadelphia. Heart disease is sup¬ 
posed to have caused her death. 
She appeared with her husband, 
William J. O’Rourke, and her son 
Frank in the O’Rourke trio. 

R. J. Mack, recently manager of the 
Tolson stock company, has been ap¬ 
pointed manager of the AuditoriulH 
Electric Park, Fort Smith, Ark. 

Toby Lyons has been signed for the 
McIntyre & Heath show in Hayti,’' 
which will open at the Circle theater 
August 30. 

July 31, 1909. 



morris lines up coast to coast 

(Continued from Page 3.) 
which is capitalized at $1,000,000, fully 
paid up. Its executive headquarters 
will be the Valencia theater, San 
Francisco, one of the finest theaters 
in the west, which was completed less 
than a year ago at a cost of over 
$200,000. , . T • 

Green and Seely in Line. 

Simultaneous with the change of the 
policy of the Valencia theater, early 
in September, from that of a legiti¬ 
mate stock company playhouse to 
high class vaudeville of the Morris 
brand, the score and more of other 
theaters owned or controlled by the 
company of which J. Charles Gre\n 
and Walter Hoff Seeley, respectively, 
are president and vice-president, will 
play Morris vaudeville exclusively. 
Of the new corporation, which has 
absorbed this healthy and promising 
young Pacific coast circuit, William 
Morris, president of William Morris, 
Inc., is also president, and Walter 
Hoif Seely, of San Francisco, vice- 
president and general manager. 

The completion of the plans of the 
William Morris Company, Western, 
reveals one of the biggest vaudeville 
organizations in the world. Among 
the incorporators are several of the 
most prominently successful and 
wealthy men of affairs in New York, 
Philadelphia and San Francisco. 

“I regard this as the most stupen¬ 
dous theatrical venture of modern 
times,” said Mr. Seely at the Hotel 
Astor in New York this week. “It 
marks the advent of independent 
vaudeville into the best territory in 
the'country for good shows. This 
new corporation will control between 
twenty and thirty theaters in the prin¬ 
cipal cities of the west, including San 
Francisco, Denver, Salt Lake, Port¬ 
land, Seattle, Ogden, Omaha, Los 
Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Ta¬ 
coma, Butte, Helena, Spokane, and 



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f °r Dayton. A^l „„ nc 'i ghted slee P er 

at Chicago at 9:30 P M P 1 passenger3 

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Vancouver, B. C. This important cir¬ 
cuit will be operated from San Fran¬ 
cisco with headquarters in the Valen¬ 
cia theater, which is situated in the 
center of the home section of the city, 
on the site of the old Woodward Gar¬ 
dens, and no playhouse on the Pacific 
has been more favorably received or 
patronized, since its opening in Sep¬ 
tember last. San Francisco, and in 
fact the entire great west, is eager 
for good vaudeville, such as Mr. Mor¬ 
ris is famous for purveying. 

A Miracle in Management. 

“I shall go west in a day or so. My 
first stop will be Denver. From there 
I shall go to Salt Lake City. I be¬ 
lieve that my associates and myself 
have conferred a lasting favor upon 
the people of the west by joining with 
Mr. Morris in this far-reaching enter¬ 
prise. This quiet, conservative and 
careful master of his branch of dra¬ 
matic amusements, is the greatest 
compound of energy, grit and perse¬ 
verance I have ever met. Last Sun¬ 
day afternoon I visLed the roof of the 
American Music Hall in New York, 
which Mr. Morris had promised the 
public would be opened the next even¬ 
ing. The contractors were plastering 
the walls, building the stage and lay¬ 
ing the floor. The scaffolding was 
erected for the decorations and the 
artists were following close on the 
heels of the builders, but I could see 
no hope of the fulfillment of the 
promise. On Monday evening at 7:30 
I visited the scene again and saw a 
completed theater—a positive fairy 
land of delights, which transported 
one from the sultry city streets to the 
atmosphere of the Adirondacks. I 
saw twenty men dusting the chairs 
while the carpet layers worked and 
soon discovered that these twenty 
men were eminent actors, who were 
to appear that night upon the stage. 

and a man in his shirt sleeves who 
was working hardest was William 

“This one incident probably ex¬ 
plains why the Big Ones in the Trust 
call him an anarchist. It also ex¬ 
plains that marvelous success which 
has crowned his every effort.” 

Began Last January. 

“Yes, it it all very true,” said the 
energetic William Morris, at his New 
York office. “It was in January last 
when the William Morris, Inc., first 
invaded Chicago, the great western 
stronghold of • the vaudeville trust, 
that we fulfilled our promise made six 
months before. At that time I an¬ 
nounced that before the first of an¬ 
other January the William Morris, 
Inc., trans-continental circuit would 
be an established fact from coast to 
coast, with San Francisco as the west¬ 
ern base. Now that-prophecy is to be 
fulfilled within a few weeks, and again 
six months in advance of the date I 

“The establishment of independent 
vaudeville on the Pacific coast carries 
us almost half way around the world, 
in line with the purpose of myself and 
several foreign managers to eventu¬ 
ally girdle the globe. The present 
negotiations have prevented my ex¬ 
pected presence in London to close 
this world-wide deal by conference 
with Messrs. Gibbons, Barrasford and 
others, who now are only waiting to 
hear from me by cable, to start the 
vaudeville ball rolling all the way 
around the earth. 

“It may not be generally known to 
the vaudeville loving public that we 
also recently acquired houses in sev¬ 
eral southern cities, including Atlanta, 
Memphis and New Orleans, etc., so 
that now the “William Morris Map” 
is bounded on the north by Buffalo 
and Toronto; east by Boston and 
New York; south by New Orleans, 


Shuberts Regain Lost Blackface Star, and Lively Fight in 
That Field Expected. 

According to Herbert C. Duce, the 
western representative of the Shu¬ 
berts in Chicago, there is a fierce 
minstrel war in sight. Word was re¬ 
ceived from New York Tuesday that 
Lew Dockstader had been signed by 
the Shuberts, and would be under the 
banner of the independents this sea¬ 
son. Mr. Dockstader will open up 
offices in the Shubert building in New 
York, and begin his campaign at once. 

The fight scented is one that has 
been brewing over a number of years. 
J. H. Decker, the chief booking agent 
of the Shubert offices, formerly was 
one of the best known minstrel man¬ 
agers in the country, and he managed 
Primrose and Dockstader. Klaw & 
Erlanger were successful in getting 
Dockstader away from Decker, and 

since that time Mr. Decker has been 
highly incensed. He has been trying 
for years to regain his lost minstrel 
star, and this week was able to sign 
him up for a ten years’ contract. He 
will at once begin a retaliatory war 
against the Klaw & Erlanger forces 
in the minstrel field. 

“I can see a lively fight in the min¬ 
strel field,” said Herbert C. Duce, in 
talking the matter over. “Mr. Decker 
is a fighter, and he has never forgiven 
Klaw & Erlanger for taking Dock¬ 
stader away from him. Now that he 
has the chief figure in the minstrel 
field under contract, a very lively 
joust is in sight, and the fur will be¬ 
gin to fly soon.” 

Mr. Dockstader will open the sea¬ 
son on Broadway early in the season. 

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Desplaines and Madison Streets,CHICAGO 

and west by San Francisco. 

There are many signs of activity in 
the Chicago field of the William Mor- ' 
ris company. The American Music 
hall has been enlarged and many im¬ 
provements made, and it will be 
opened to the public as soon as the 
improvements are completed. New 
seats have been installed, the decora¬ 
tions have been changed, and made 
more beautiful and other alterations 
have been made. The Trevett, a new 
theater in Sixty-third street, has been 
added to the Chicago circuit. This is 
a handsome new structure and the 
bills offered at this house will cost 
not less than $1,500 per week. 

New Local Houses. 

The New Wilson Avenue theater is 
also booked by the Morris people and 
it is meeting with unbounded success 
with good bills. The Julian is an¬ 
other theater that is in this circuit, 
and the new North theater near North 
avenue and Clark street will soon be 
ready for occupancy. The two Levi- 
son houses on the west side are also 
nearing completion, and they will be 
booked from the William Morris of¬ 
fices. Besides these houses, about 
fifteen of-the smaller houses around 
the city are furnished with attractions 
by the same concern. 

The new Majestic theater in Dan¬ 
ville, Ill., will be opened shortly on, 
the William Morris circuit, and a new 
house will be opened in Winnipeg in 
a short while. A house in Minneapo¬ 
lis is now being made ready and there 
are several other theaters which will 
be thrown open to the public in dif¬ 
ferent parts of the country in a short 
time, according to Mr. Matthews. 

William Morris, or his general man¬ 
ager, E. F. Rogers, will be in Ghicago 
this weefi to look over the western 
field and make all necessary arrange¬ 
ments for extending the campaign 
into the west. 

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C. Q. D. Hero Claims That Vitagraph 
Film Belittles Him, and Wants 
Damages from Company. 

NEW YORK, July 28.—The suit of 
Jack Binns, the famous C. Q. D. hero, 
against the Vitagraph Company of 
America has been postponed until 
next Monday. Binns, whose name is 
John R. Binns, the wireless operator, 
obtained an order from Supreme 
Court Justice Bischoff today requir¬ 
ing the Vitagraph Company of 
America to show cause on Monday 
why it should not be enjoined from 
manufacturing, selling, leasing or li¬ 
censing films portraying him sending 
out the “C. Q. D.” message that 
brought aid to the steamship Republic, 
pending the trial of a suit he has 
brought against the company. 

Binns has brought an action 
through Arthur F. Hansell for $25,000 
damages and a permanent injunction 
restraining the Vitagraph Company 
from using the pictures bearing his 
name. He also demands that all films 
already put out be returned to him. 

Binns says he has gained great 
fame and notoriety, as the first wire¬ 
less telegraph operator who, by op¬ 
erating that appliance, succeeded in 
calling aid to a sinking ship at sea. 
He says he has received many offers 
to exhibit himself on the stage and in 
moving pictures, but has refused on 
the ground that, having gained fame 
and a lasting reputation in a noble 
adventure, he does not desire to be¬ 
little it by exhibiting himself in that 

Binns says that the fact that the 
man represented in the moving pic¬ 
ture film to be himself is another man 
dressed up in a wireless operator’s 
uniform, only aggravates the injury to 
him. He says the man in the film 
acts in a ridiculous manner, and that, 
inasmuch as an announcement is 
thrown on the screen before the pic¬ 
ture appears that the wireless opera¬ 
tor is Binns, every one thinks it is 
genuine, and his reputation suffers 



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James A. Curran, president of the 
Curran Company, Denver, arrived in 
Chicago Wednesday from New York, 
where he spent a few days following 
his attendance at the Atlanta conven¬ 
tion of the Associated Bill Posters, 
held week of July 12. Mr. Curran 
went from Savannah to New York by 
boat, and after spending a few days 
in Gotham he visited with Charles 
Filbrick, city bill poster at Buffalo. 
A day or two was also spent at Fil- 
brick’s Canadian reserve at Fort Fil¬ 
brick, where he has a magnificent 
country home. Curran will be in Chi¬ 
cago until Monday next, when he will 
leave for Colorado. He was enthusi¬ 
astic over the results of the bill post¬ 
ers in convention at Atlanta. Speak¬ 
ing for his Colorado interests, Curran 
stated that prospects for the coming 
fall and winter season were excep¬ 
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“Honeymoon Trail” Rehearsals. 

Rehearsals for “Honeymoon Trail” 
will begin August 2. The players en¬ 
gaged for this bright musical piece 
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Western Magnate to Offer “King- 
Dcdo,” “Commencement Days’’' 
and “Man on jthe Box.” ■ 

John Cort, the western theatfl 
magnate, will have three road attra< 
tions the coming season, not the 1 ” 
important of which will be a I 
nificent revival of the Pixley and! 
ders comedy opera, “King Dodfl 
with Eleanor Kent in the role! 
Piola and William Friend as the kin 
Frederick V. Bowers, the celebrat* 
comedian, singer and song write 
author of “Because I Love You! anu 
“Always,” will be seen in the Virgin 
Frame—Margaret Mayo come* 
college girl life, “Commence* 
Days.” jW 

Max Figman will have three play 
This clever comedian will agaia^ 
seen in “The Man on the Box,’’*! 
“The Substitute,” as well as a^_ 
production of “The Old Curiosi 

Mr. Cort, who now has undia 
control the majority of the first! 
theaters west of the Missouri 3 
will also place a permanent coi^L 
in his new Cort theater in Chicaj 
This theater will be completed Sbo 
the-first of October, and will bin 
opened with “The Kissing Girl”! 
new comedy opera, book bv Stani 
laus Stange, lyrics by Vincent Bryi 
and music by Harry Von Tilzetff 
Amelia Stone, Joseph Miron* 
Ethel Post are among the nrinB 
already engage for this production 
Mr. Cort has been enjoying life! 
past two weeks at his summer hon 
“Whisker Farm,’, situated on| 
shore of Lake Washington, oJ 
Seattle. He recently extended hs 
cuit of theaters, taking in the prom 
nent towns in New Mexico* 

Open Door Fight Is On. 

BURLINGTON, la., July 28.- 
Chamberlain-Harrington circuit! 
proposition on its hands red 
the Auditorium at Galesburg. ] 
ager Dorsey, who. is backed bfl 
Klaw & Erlanger interests, cV 
five year lease on the house.* 
Chamberlain - Harrington C 
has purchased a controlling 
in the Auditorium stock, andi] 
Dorsey is holding the house byL 
of a fraudulent paper. The locifl 
fice assures the Galesburg peopl^ 
only such shows as the ChanffiL 
Harrington company book will, 
pear in their city. The latter 9 
is maintaining an “open door” S 
and is trying to book both trustlL 
independent attractions.—BRO^M 

“Bob” Campbell in Chicaa 

Robert C. Campbell, London! 
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bell is now in the east, he having! 
Chicago for New York ThursdaB 

Local Hotels Crowded. 

Chicago hotels that cater 
theatrical profession are at the prel 
ent time crowded to their 
capacity by players who are 
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UNIONTOWN, Pa., July 28.—At 
the session of court this week George 
H. Brennen, manager of “The Clans¬ 
man” company, was refused his mo¬ 
tion and petition asking for judgment 
in his favor, nothwithstanding the 
jury’s finding of $189 to the contrary 
and in behalf of the plaintiff, Robert 
W. Singer. The latter sued the 
Colonial Theater Company, of Con- 

of the Climax Company. 

nellsville. He alleged that he con¬ 
tracted with the Clansman manager 
for the production of his drama at 
the Colonial on the night of Aug. 2i, 
1907. He further states that he went 
to considerable expense in giving the 
attraction the proper publicity. How¬ 
ever the Clansman appeared at the 
Soisson theater and not in its rival’s 
house. Several arguments are in¬ 
cluded in the paper as to the right of 
the plaintiff to estimate in his suit 
what he might have gained if the 
production had played in his house. 
The jury granted an expense item of 
$14 and $175 the theater’s share of 
the earnings, making a total of $189. 

The court refused the petition of 
the Clansman, the defendant having 
appealed from the verdict, and judg¬ 
ment was entered for Singer for $189. 

This case will likely be carried to 
the superior court of Pennsylvania, as 
it establishes a precedent in Pennsyl¬ 
vania which will force a more care¬ 
fully fulfillment of theatrical contracts 
in the future if sustained.—BEESON. 



BUFFALO, July 26.—Men who 
have been working strenuously for 
Sunday shows in Buffalo have just 
won their first victory. The moving 
picture shows controlled by the 
United Vaudeville company were 
open for business here yesterday 
(Sunday). The police did not inter¬ 
fere. They simply stood on the 
street across from the theaters and 
watched to see if any children under 
age were admitted. 

This action on the part of the Buf¬ 
falo police revealed the city’s plan of 
campaign, which was blocked effec¬ 
tively last Saturday when an order 
was granted by Justice White vacat¬ 
ing an order of Justice Hooker that 
had tied the performances up tem¬ 

There were fair crowds at all the 
theaters. The theater manager ad¬ 
vertised religious pictures and there 
was no music or barking on the out¬ 

Davis Joins T. M. A’s. 

Bert Davis writes that he recently 
became a member of the Emporium 
lodge of T. M. A. Mr. Bert is with 
the Buffalo-Pawnee Bill shows and 
also states that there are twenty-one 
members of the T. M. A. lodge with 
that attraction. 


Roy E. Fye Has a Fatal Fall While Making an Ascension for a 
Circus Near Sibley, Iowa 

IOWA FALLS, Iowa, July 26.— 
Word is received here of an accident 
which will be fatal to Roy E. Fye, a 
balloonist, traveling with Gifford 
Bros.’ carnival attractions. The acci¬ 
dent happened in Sibley, and that the 
young man still lives is a miracle. 
His death, however, is expected at 
any moment, as his fall from a great 
height caused many serious injuries. 

Fye was making a balloon ascen¬ 
sion, his scheduled time being at 6 
o’clock. The balloon had been strung 
up next to the two story brick city 
hall building, which the unfortunate 
young man struck in falling from the 

Sidney Rink, the only colored rider 
in the world, is doing the Rube mule 
act on his spotted mule, “Sambo,” and 
while making the audience laugh, he 
is enjoying a few quiet smiles with 
them, at the same time thinking of 
the latest news from his home an¬ 
nouncing the arrival of “Sidney, Jr.” 

The John Robinson Band of thirty- 
six pieces are making a big hit with 
the popular music which they are 
rendering, receiving encores nightly. 

Frank Kelly entertained some Co¬ 
lumbus friends last week, among 
those present beino- Mr. Wiswell, of 
that city. 

cott, the well known advance agent, 
who left Chicago early in May to go 
in advance of a ladies’ baseball team, 
which is now touring through Mon¬ 
tana and Washington. 


Eva Tanguay is booked for London, 
commencing October 14, and her man¬ 
ager is trying very hard to cancel the 
contract that she may go on tour with 
“The Follies of 1908.” If she cannot 
cancel her London engagement, she 
will play one month at the Fifth Ave¬ 
nue before starting for London. 

Rajah opens at the Fifth Avenue 
August 16 for an indefinite run. H 

Anna Laughlin, late of “The Wiz¬ 
ard of Oz” company, will open in 
vaudeville August 16 at Buffalo for 
two months prior to her departure for 
London, where she is booked in a 
large musical production. 

Annette Kellermann opens her reg¬ 
ular season at Keith’s Hippodrom^at 
Cleveland, August 13. 

Edna Aug makes her first and last 
appearance of this season at the Fifth 
Avenue, August 9, and will go straight 
to the Orpheum. 

The Seldons will play their last New 
York engagement at the Fifth Ave¬ 
nue, August 9. 

Marie Dainton, the celebrated Eng¬ 
lish mimic, plays Detroit, Rochester 
and Brighton Beach before joining 
Lew Fields’ new production in which 
she will divide honors with Stella 

William Thompson and company 
will present for the first time at the 
Fifth Avenue, August 9, a new dra¬ 
matic sketch, entitled “The Pride of 
the Regiment.” 


balloon. He went up with the balloon 
by the usual hand-hold, throwing his 
feet up to make the ascent head down¬ 
ward. In doing this he lost his ankle 
hold, and not having his usual safety 
rope, fell, striking the brick city hall 
building a glancing blow, about five 
feet from the top of the structure. 
When he lost his hold on the balloon, 
the bag was 100 feet in the air, and 
soaring rapidly One of his arms is 
broken, three ribs are broken, his nose 
is broken, and his head is badly 


Randolph Gessly, treasurer, is smil¬ 
ing these days as a telegram received 
from his son Orrin announces the 
arrival of a new grandson, who was 
born at Circleville, Ohio. 

At Hillsboro, Ohio, Mrs. Dan Dale 
with a friend. Miss Jones, Mrs. Fred 
Fisher and Mrs. Ida Orton, came 
from Cincinnati to spend the day at 

George Aiken and George Scott, 
who are in the advance of the show, 
visited the show at Mitchell, Ind. 

Manager Robinson added some new 
cages, also a water and lunch wagon 
last week. 

Sassarra, the clown, was obliged to 
close, on account of illness. 

Howard, of the Howard family, 
left for a few days and while gone 
had an operation performed on his 
nose. The operation was successful. 

John Robinson the fourth, best 
known as John G. Robinson, Jr., is 
visiting his father and officiating at 
the front door. 

Mrs. Sara Van Skaik left the show 
at Mitchell. Ind., for New York to 
visit her mother, her sister, Miss Ella 
Hacket, remaining with the show un¬ 
der the care of her brother-in-law, 
Mr. Ed. Van Skaik. 

—J. HOPE. 

Robert Hallcott Dead? 

Word reached Chicago this week 
from Billings, Mont., that the body 
of a stranger was found, in a river 
near that city. The body was taken 
to the morgue and upon examination 
some letters were found upon his per¬ 
son addressed to Robert Hallcott. 
This news has caused much anxiety 
among the friends of Robert Hall- 

of Pat Casey’s Office. 

composed by Silvio Hein and sung 
by Marie Cahill in “The Boys! and 
Betty.” The justice in his decision 
found that there is a practical iden¬ 
tity of the musical theme, but that as 
the question is one of cpyright, it is 
a case for the Federal courts, 

National to Open. 

The National theater will operi th* 
season of 1909-1910 on Sunday! Au¬ 
gust 8, with “The Burgomaster. 
Some extensive improvements have 
been made on this handsome |pjay 
house, including several new dressing 
rooms. Edwin Clifford will remain 
as manager of the theater. 



NEW YORK, July 26.—Supreme 
Court Justice Bischoff denied a few 
days ago the application made recent¬ 
ly by Marie Cahill, the actress,] and 
Silvie Hein, a song writer, for an in¬ 
junction restraining Charles K. Harris 
from publishing or using the song, 
“I Hear a Woodpecker Knocki^H 
My Family Tree,” one of the numbers 
of “The Golden Girl.” The plaintiffs 
alleged that it bore more than a faint 
similarity to “The Arab Love Soag,’’ 



July 31, 1909- 


How a Clown’s Value i 

s Being 


Public approval .. 

Number of offerings... 

Originality . 

Personality . 

Doubling in concert... 

Doubling in circus. 

When the first series of articles 
on clowns appeared in these columns 
it was the expectation of the editors 
that the “best” clown would be se¬ 
lected in a 'few weeks, and the in¬ 
tention was to follow it up with a 
series of articles on riders, acrobats, 
and other lines which stand out prom¬ 
inently in the circus world. That the 
determining of the “best”, clown 
would so occupy the public mind that 
it would take weeks to reach a de¬ 
cision never once crossed the mind 
. of those who inaugurated this live 
department of the amusement weekly 
which appeals most to circus folks. 

After the first article had been 
printed the editors of The Show 
World realized that a mine of inter¬ 
esting discussion had been touched 
off and the interest with which each 
succeeding issue has been awaited 
has proved to the scoffers that the 
awarding of the honors will prove the 
most talked of happening in circus- 
dom this season. 

There are some who have urged 
that The Show World has pftrposely 
delayed the final decision, but for 
each objection on this score there has 
been a score of correspondents who 
prayed that the final decision be de¬ 
layed that additional data might be 
secured, and those who have at¬ 
tempted to delve down into circus 
history and learn the originator of 
any single feature of clowndom will 
realize the obstacles to overcome and 
the difficulties to be met with in at¬ 
tempting to reach a decision. 

Award Will Be Fair. 

It is the intention of The Show 
World to award the honor of being 
styled “the best clown in circusdom” 
to the comedian most deserving of 
the-distinction. When the announce¬ 
ment is made in these columns it is 
believed that it will meet with the 
approbation of the large majority of 
circus folks and that The Show- 
World’s choice will be commended by 
even the friends of those who have 
been unsuccessful in obtaining this 
much to be prized honor. 

Circusf proprietors have pointed 
out (when their advice was sought 
in order- that all classes might have 
a hand, in awarding the honor) that 
the series of articles would tend to 
increase the salaries of those who 
have been selected as the “best” 
clowns of the individual tented en¬ 
terprises. This will undoubtedly 
prove the case. But is it such a se¬ 
rious matter as the circus managers 
appear to believe? Supposing that 
the salaries of producing clowns are 
raised, will it not lead to a better 
class of comedy with circuses? And 

Circus Editor Has Not Yet Reached a Conclusion 

if salaries are advanced may it not 
lead to the return to the sawdust ring 
of those clever men who have de¬ 
serted it because there were better 
opportunities in vaudeville? 

The greatest objection to the man¬ 
ner in which the “best” clown was 
being determined has been that char¬ 
acter comedians such as Henry 
Stantz and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis 
were handicapped. To overcome this 
it has been decided to grant points 
to those clowns who work before the 
performance proper begins and to 
those who are busy all day long in 
entertaining the crowds. For in¬ 
stance, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis (who 

mildly. Mr. Stantz has worked with 
the most prominent entertainers of 
the circus world and that he has the 
greatest individual character yet seen 
in connection with a tented enter¬ 
prise will not be denied. He has 
deceived the very wisest folks who 
attended the performance, as has been 
recorded previously, even disturbing 
the equaniminity of one of the Ring- 
ling brothers, who had not been 
warned that the old lady who seemed 
to be ■ in such distress in regard to 
where she should sit was a part of 
the performance. 

Mr. Stantz started in the business 
about a decade ago. Rhoda Royal, 


are considered as one) work during 
the entire day and are entitled to the 
points which are given others for 
doubling in the circus and concert. 
Henry Stantz works before the per¬ 
formance begins and is also entitled 
to more points than were given him 
in the table published some time ago. 

Original Old Lady. 

A photograph of Mr. Stantz, who 
is the only and original old lady, ap¬ 
pears on this page and to say that 
he is the great laughing hit of the 
Barnum & Bailey show is to put it 

who has since become one of the 
most important factors in the/ amuse¬ 
ment world, first presented Mr. 
Stantz to the public as he has first 
introduced many other circus fea¬ 
tures. In the spring of 1901 Mr. 
Stantz joined the Walter L. Main 
fashion plate show and the next year 
found him with the Great Wallace 
show. He remained with that enter¬ 
prise until after Wallace absorbed the 
Hagenbeck show, and last year and 
this year has been with the Barnum 
& Bailey show. He was with mid¬ 


Barnum & Bailey—Horace 
Webb or Henry Stantz. 

Ringling Brothers—A1 Miaco 
or George Hartzell. 

Hagenback-Wallace — James 
H. Rutherford or Art Borella. 

Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill— Mr. 
and Mrs. Bert Davis. 

Sells-Floto—Lon Moore. 

Mighty Haag Show—Ab John¬ 

winter circuses in 1907 and 1908 and 
has also had experience with the 
small shows, having been with the 
Cooper show in the fall of 1904, when 
he left the main circus. 

Mr. Stantz got the idea of the old 
lady he represents in a dream. He 
first introduced her with the Great 
Wallace show and his work since 
that time will make his name prom¬ 
inent in the annals of clowndom. 

That such character artists as Mr. 
and Mrs. Bert Davis and Henry 
Stantz deserve points for number of 
offerings and for working while 
others are in the dressing room no 
reasonable reader will deny, and as 
this necessitates a slight change in 
the figures as heretofore printed it is 
more safe to say that the announce¬ 
ment of the best clown in circusdom 
will soon be forthcoming. 

^ Cole Bros.’ Opposition. 

That the Cole Brothers circus is 
doing some strong opposition was 
shown last week at Washington, 
Iowa, when S. H. Fielder upon his 
arrival in that city found the con¬ 
tracting agent for the Cole Bros, 
circus had arrived in that city in ad¬ 
vance of him. Upon Fielder learning 
that the Cole Bros, agent was in 
town i ahead of him, although their 
date was two weeks later than the 
Buffalo Bill show, immediately wired 
Mr. Cook in Chicago for four men 
and the next morning at five o'clock 
Fielder and his men started out and at 
nine o’clock had billed five country 
routes and had succeeded in contract¬ 
ing for all available space in addition 
to building two large boards on the 
main street, thus shutting out the 
Cole Bros.’ billing until after the 
Buffalo Bill show, which plays that 
city Aug. 13.—CAMPELL. 

Eschman Visits Circuses. 

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23.—J. H. 
Eschman, the- Minneapolis circus man, 
has been visiting various tent shows 
that have been near here. He spent 
several days last week with the Nor¬ 
ris and Rowe show and also some 
time with the Yankee Robison outfit 
and reports them both doing good 
business through the Northwest.—W. 



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Motor Girl a Big Hit, While the Midnight Sons Is Drawing 
Capacity Houses. 

■ NEW YORK, July 29.—Among 
the shows that remain are: 

-LYRIC—Nothing appears to inter¬ 
rupt the merry joy-ride of Frank 
Hennessy’s “The Motor Girl” at the 
Lyric theater. In her six-cylinder 
car she is speeding with unprecedent¬ 
ed speed into public favor. The 
tuneful songs she sings, the witty 
words she speaks and the beauty of 
adornment have made her the most 
popular “Girl” New York has known 
in years. 

BROADWAY—Lew Fields’ pro¬ 
duction of “The Midnight Sons,” now 
playing to capacity audiences at the 
Broadway theater, is unrivaled in 
magnificence, unsurpassed in humor 
and light-heartedness, with a cast 
composed entirely of metropolitan 

the great success of the production, 
the engagement of Jefferson de An- 
gelis in “The Beauty Spot,” at the 
Herald Square theater, has been ex¬ 
tended and will continue until Sat¬ 
urday evening, Aug. 14. Miss Isabell 
D’Armond, who is now playing the 
leading feminine role, has made a pro¬ 
nounced hit and must hereafter take 
rank as one of the most promising 
young women in musical comedy. 

AERIAL ROOF—An ideal sum¬ 
mer theater is the Aerial Gardens, 
atop the New Amsterdam theater. 
Here “A Gentleman from Mississipi” 
can be found, with Thomas A. Wise 
as the Senator from the southern 
state and Douglas Fairbanks acting 
the role of the Senator’s secretary. 

Jr.’s “Review of Reviews,” the “Fol¬ 
lies of 1909,” enters upon its seventh 
capacity week at the Jardin de Paris. 
In addition to Miss Eva Tanguay, 
the long list of entertainers includes 
Bessie Clayton, Arthur Deagon, An¬ 
nabels Whitford, Harry Kelly, Lil¬ 
lian Lorraine, Sophie Tucker, Wil¬ 
liam Schrode, Evelyn Carlton, Ger¬ 
trude Vanderbilt, and a beautiful 

WEBERS—-“The Climax” begins 
on Monday the third week at Web¬ 
er’s theater and the fifth month of 
its metropolitan engagement. Ed¬ 
ward Locke’s melody-drama proves 
itself one of the big successes of the 
season and now boasts to its credit 
that it is the only dramatic produc¬ 
tion to continue regularly through¬ 
out the entire summer. 

DREAMLAND—New circus acts 
and more novel devices for the 
amusement of Coney’s crowds are 
added each week to the. array of at¬ 
tractions at Greater Dreamland. 
Three big assembly political organ¬ 
izations held their annual outings in 
the park last week and crowded ev¬ 
ery bit of its space. Dreamland’s 
free features include the circus of 
fifteen acts, Slater’s band concerts 
and the big new ball room. 

W. Savage has selected the casts of 
his two companies which will be 
seen in “The Gay Hussars,” which 
will open a road tour at Red Bank, 
N-. J., this week, and later on will be 







one of the first important openings of 
the New York season. 

HACKETT—The regular season of 
the Hackett theater will open with 
Walter N. Lawrence’s productions of 
“The Only Law,” by Wilson Misner 
and Greoge Bronson-HoWard, Mon¬ 
day, Aug. 2. 

ASTOR—There will be an awaken¬ 
ing of outward activities at the Astor 
this week, and a flinging up of box 
office windows in preparation for the 
season’s opening next week with 
“Paid in Full-.-’-- 

LUNA PARK—With an unbroken 
four weeks of mild, sunny weather be¬ 
hind her, Frederic Thompson’s “Em¬ 
pire of Fun” has struck an unpre¬ 
cedented gait and is doing a splendid 

ing week at Pain’s Fireworks Amphi¬ 
theater, Brighton Beach, will be the 
beginning of a series of exciting, ex¬ 
hibitions. Tomorrow night, inci¬ 
dental with the fireworks, there will 
be a flood of harmony produced by 
the Catholic Cathedral band of New 
York and Saint Cecelia’s drum corps 
of Brooklyn. 

the notable musical events of . the 
year will be the opening of Friday 
next of the magnificent new band¬ 
stand and music pavilion in front of 
the Manhattan Beach hotel. To 
make the opening one of national 
interest, Manager Amer has engaged 
Kreutzer Quartette club of 150 male 
voices to sing throughout the even¬ 
ing of Friday. 


garden, up in East Fifty-eighth street, 
is a verdant dell these starry nights 
and a rendezvous for those who .wish 
to commingle edibles and music in 
the open air and among genuine nat¬ 
ural surroundings. 

HUBER’S CASINO—“Easy to get 
to, but hard to get awav from,” is the 
wav folks refer to Huber’s Casino 
and roadhouse, at One Hundred and 
Sixty-second street and Jerome ave- 


Hammerstein’s Roof garden. Ger¬ 
trude Hoffman continues as the stel¬ 
lar attraction. Annette Kellermann, 
the diving Venus, seems to grow in 
pooularitv each week. 

Morris has made another ten-strike,- 
for since the opening on last Monday 
night of the beautiful woodland eyrie 
atop the American Music hall, that 
attractive mid-air resort has been 
crowded with audiences that overflow 
out upon the two adjoining roofs, 
amid the foliage of the Adirondack 
camp. Several of the favorites who 
illuminated the opening performance 
will hold over for the current week. 

week’s sensation at Keith & Proctor’s 
Fifth Avenue theater will be the ap- 
nearance of Bert French and Alice 
Eis in the much-heralded and keenly 
discussed “Vampire -Dance.” . Gus 
Edwards will contribute some of his 
latest hits. The Gus Edwards School 
Boys and Girls in a young comic 
opera. “Graduation Day” is another 
popular act. Sadie Tansel, the tal¬ 
ented imitatrice. in character imper¬ 
sonations of reigning Broadway fa¬ 
vorites, and Spader Tohnson, the re¬ 
nowned clown, with Martelle and 
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Marie Dressier will be the stellar at¬ 
traction this week at the Brighton 
Reach Music hall. It will be Miss 
Dressler’s only vaudeville engage¬ 

ment. She will be heard in her lat¬ 
est song successes and character iM 
personations. The Great Lester, 
whose engagement during the week 
of July 4 was a succession of tri¬ 
umphs for the wonderful ventrilo¬ 
quist, has been secured for a return 


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Showman’s Name—Ringlings Are Praised. 

BOSCOBEL. Wis., July 26.—V. S. 
Pease, editor of the Dial-Enterprise 
here, does not like Dode Fisk’s show 
this year and expresses his dislike in 
the following language: 

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man and he knows how to put on a 
show, but in the estimation of the 
editor of .this paoer, he is playing a 
skin game. The charging of 10 cents 
to see the animals was nothing short 
of a skin game, it was entirely un¬ 
worthy of a showman of Dode Fisk’s 
name and fame. In all his list of spe¬ 
cialties, there was not one good act, 
all were cheap. Time was when Dode 
ran a dog and pony show, and a good 
one, but his dogs and ponies are nexr 
to nothing now. Individual stunts 
and the whole performance together, 
it was a bum show, nothing like what 
we had been led to believe was com¬ 
ing. Had the editor of this paper 
known what was in store for the peo¬ 
ple of Boscobel he would have warned 
them against imposture. And the cow 
deal—that was a fraud on the band. 
Ihere never was a dollar in sight for 
the band. Eight hundred dollars was 
an impossible sum, the show was not 
worth half that amount. Come down 
to brass tacks, Dode’s show is worth 
about 15 and 25 cents; no more.” 

Brief Circus Notes. 

Harry Curtis is no longer one of 
Hie twenty-four hour men with the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows. - A change 
wis made at Aberdeen, Wash., 
j h^ a p}” e A ;Phee "ey being installed i'n 

! .• 0ne , Cupid’s darts has at last 

pierced the heretofore supposedly in¬ 
vulnerable being of a well known cir- 
cus manager and there will be wed¬ 
ding bells tn November not more than 
a thousand miles from Chicago. 

cj.° ( [ ^ time in the history of 
: ^ttle, the Hagenbeck-Wallace 

an, -!u Ve ? Sunda y n 'g ht perform¬ 
ance with only twenty-four hours ad- 
I ' a " c , e Overusing. The object of the 
' Was t0 secure ad- 

I ° f - th S press notices and re- 

thev tw fJty" f our hours earlier than 
I -uld otherwise be had. All 
" e daily papers sent their critics 

out Sunday night, and without any 
coaching from any of the circus folks 
they bestowed unstinted praise. This 
fact doubtless accounted for the great 
turnaway business of the Monday 

Aberdeen, Wash., a live city built 
upon sawdust and stilts, considered 
exceptionally dangerous by circus 
people, was almost the undoing of the 
Sells-Floto aggregation, but not so of 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows. The 
former did not attempt a parade nor 
a night performance. The latter 
spent time and money, planked four 
blocks of sawdust road, refloored two 
bridges and did a little grading, the 
result being that they were on the lot 
early without any mishap, made the 
usual parade, and gave two perform¬ 
ances, all in one of the worst rains of 
the season. Business was fair in spite 
of the weather. 

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., July 24.—The 
Rock Island News, a weekly publica¬ 
tion just twenty-four weeks old and 
which since, February has built up a 
total advertising of less than a column 
and a half, prints the following you’ve- 
know - anything-about-the-circus-busi- 
ness “roast” on the Barnum & Bailey 
Show. Otherwise it appears to be a 
very breezy weekly newspaper: 

“The circus concern which calls it¬ 
self the “Barnum & Bailey” shows, 
and which is to exhibit in Davenport 
today, needs watching. It is going 
about the country under the pretense' 
of giving a show, but it is understood 
that the biggest revenue to the own¬ 
ers is from other sources. The local 
authorities should redouble their vigi¬ 
lance until this concern is well out of 
the locality. The show itself is a 
brazen attempt to make money on the 
reputation of the dead showman Bar- 


And He Was Promptly Fined Five Dollars at the Sells-Floto 
Mulligan for Not Knowing. 

Reports of the “big chicken Mulli¬ 
gan” with the Sells-Floto Show at 
Dickenson,- N. D.,- on July 18 have 
spread around circusdom and that a 
faithful account of the event might 
be preserved in circus history, the fol- 
ltpwing communication from “one who 
was there” is printed: 

“The weather was hot, but oh! that 
Mulligan! A crowd of boys from the 
pad room and the front arranged the 
affair and there never before has been 
such doings around the Sells-Floto 

“The show arrived in'Dickinson, N. 
D., at 8 a. m. and at 9:45 two big hay 
racks loaded with a good bunch of 
boys and good things to eat started 
in a northerly direction for the banks 
of the rrver Soo and the shady green 
trees about four miles distant. The 
drivers made good time and it wasn't 
very long before the objective place 
was reached and then another little 
while and ‘Oh, you Mulligan.’ Really 
it was immense. The roll call found 
the following present: 

Among Those Present. 

Reports of the “big chicken Mulli- 
Maynard, Chad Wertz, Jack Oliver, 
Claude Roode, Billy Jamieson, Charli 
Cohein, Jim Maxwell, Jim Orr, O. 
Bartick, Wm. Bell, Billy Baxter, Bog 
Cavenagh, Eddie Brown, Doc Miiller, 
Dr. Ellet, Walter Luice, John Wodest- 
sky, T. H. Delihant, Floyd Nelson, 
“Denver” Darling, Walter Thomas, 
Capt. Walter Sharp, Joe Corr, John 
Malone, Austin King, Fred Iseli, Park 
B. F’rentiss, Fred Coleman, Fred 
Worell, Fred Hutchensen. 

“The whole day long hacks and dif¬ 
ferent conveyances kept coming bring¬ 
ing new and welcome faces, who 
wereunable to leave with the first 
section in the morning. 

“The boys all declared it the best 
time ever. They spent the day bath¬ 
ing, telling stories and eating, in fact 
doing everything but talking shop. 
Only once Lon Moore was caught dis¬ 
cussing Who is the Best Clown.’ But 
that only cost him five dollars fine. 
Next time it-won’t happen.” 

num, without giving, anything in the 
way of a decent entertainment. It is 
in short a fake pure and simple, and 
stands out in contrast with the splen¬ 
did Ringling circus that appeared here 
in May. The latter concern employs 
detectives to keep the swindlers and 
gamblers from following it around the 
country, while this concern that is in 
Davenport today does just the op¬ 
posite. The citizens of the three Cities 
should be careful to lock their doors 
and windows and if possible take 
other precautions to protect their 

At Ellensburg, Wash., the Northern 
Pacific weighed every car of the Hag¬ 
enbeck-Wallace Shows after they were 
loaded. The railroad men would not 
state the reason for their unusual ac- 

B. E. Wallace did not take to Ta¬ 
coma, and says that never again will 
he sign his life away for a day for the 
sake of showing that stand one day, 
and it was not bad business that 
caused the declaration either, for busi¬ 
ness was not bad, although it was not. 
near as good as Seattle or Spokane. 
The death of the pet horned horse 
of the menagerie, the sinking of the 
big hip. den almost out of sight on 
the soft lot, the attempt of the rail¬ 
road officials to charge alleged extor¬ 
tionate pay for services of their own 
men as- officers* the numerous kicks 
of those whose names happened to be 
on the “N. G.” list, all had a tendency 
to cause the Peru showman to be 

Johnny Hester, the boss billposter 
of the No. 1 car of the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace Shows, who has been in the 
hospital in Ogden for several weeks, 
is now en route to his home at Cin¬ 
cinnati. He will not be able to work 
any more this season. 

The Sells-Floto Show will be at 
Columbus, Ohio, on Labor Day. 

Oliver Scott and Mr. Aiken, gen¬ 
eral agent and traffic manager of the 
John Robinson Show, are reported to 
have gone to Zanesville last week to 
visit that show, determined to resign 
unless they were satisfied in certain 
particulars. That show has not made 
a dollar this season; at least, that is 
what the management says. 



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Countess Venturini Arrives. 

ST. LOUIS, July 27.—Countess 
Venturini, the Oppenheimer’s latest 
find, arrived in St. Louis to rehearse 
for her repertoire, which she will pre¬ 
sent at the Suburban Garden after 
Marguerite Clark closes her engage¬ 
ments. Countess l^lario Venturini, to 
quote her full name, is known on the 
French stage as Lea Siria. For a long 
time she starred at the Theater Royal, 
Brussels, and afterwards appeared in 
Paris, where she met with great suc¬ 
cess. She is a Russian by birth, has 
lived most of her life in Paris, and 
married an Italian nobleman. Ventu¬ 
rini will appear at the Suburban Gar¬ 
den in the stellar roles in “Frou 
Frou” and “Jeanne.” This actress 
played the wife’s part in the original 
production of “The Thief” in French. 

Nat Goodwin Fifty-two. 

ST. LOUIS, July 26.—Nat C. Good¬ 
win celebrated his fifty-second birth¬ 
day on Sunday at Delmar by appear¬ 
ing as Sheriff Radburn in his old suc¬ 
cess, “In Mizzoura.” Goodwin was 
not at all ashamed of his age, as was 
evinced by the fact that instead of 
trying to conceal it, he let all the 
members of the company know that 
it was his birthday, and how old he 
was, and afterwards entertained them 
after the performance to a little in¬ 
formal dinner in his tent.—WEBB. 

Miss Harned in a Runaway. 

BOSTON, Mass., July 26.—Virginia 
Harned, wife of E. H. Sothern, lost 
control of her horse while driving 
near Athol. The horse was restive, 
but seemed under control until a 
street car passed. Then the animal 
gave a plunge and dashed down the 
main street with Miss Harned tug¬ 
ging at the reins and screaming, but 
the animal was finally checked in its 
maddened flight by H. S. Ryan, a gro¬ 
cer’s clerk. Miss Harned then faint¬ 

Western Managers Organize. 

The Western Managers’ Producing 
association is being, organized in New 
York. It will be capitalized at $50,- 
000 and ten productions at least will 
be made during the season. It is the 
idea to make these productions to be 
sent on the road through the great 
middle west in order that the one 
night stand managers may have nu¬ 
merous good shows. 

White City Stockholders Say He Did Much As He Pleased 
in Contracting Bills For Pleasure Park 

Certain features of the contro¬ 
versy between M. F. Merle, director, 
and J. D. Murphy, stockholder in the 
White City Construction company, 
and the Sherman House Hotel com¬ 
pany and Joseph Beifeld were aired 
in Judge Honore’s court this week. It 
is charged by the complainants that 
Mr. Beifeld has used the park com¬ 
pany for his personal profit without 
rendering payment to the White City 
Construction company for money 
due. Several questions were sub¬ 
mitted to Judge Honore, and among 
these was whether milk is a food or a 
drink. According to Mr. Merle, it 
was decided that milk is a drink and 
therefore Mr. Beifeld has no right 
to that concession. 

“As to the matter of the furniture • 
in the College Inn at the White City,” 
said Mr. Merle, “it was decided that 
all furniture not actually a part of 
the building must be paid for by 
Mr. Beifeld. The whole matter was 
referred to a master in chancery and 
it will be looked into some time in 
October. It will take a month to 
examine into all the different details 
of the matter, and he will have to 
present a list of all the furniture in 

“One of the matters that we want 
settled is that of a range that was 
purchased for the College Inn in 1905. 
At that time a bill for $3,000 was put 
in for the range. In 1907 it was torn 
out, and sold as junk for $21. The 
White City Construction company 
did not even receive the $21. Another 
matter in controversy is the bill for 
booths. According to the original 
contract there were to be four booths 
erected, but the bill came in later for 
eighteen. As to the ice cream cone 
privilege, Mr. Beifeld took that, and 
was to turn over 25 per cent of his 
gross receipts to the company. This 
privilege is worth about $1,000 
weekly. Some complaint was made 
that Mr. Beifeld was not paying 
enough for the privilege, so he quit 
paying anything at all for it. The 
confetti privilege is ■ another matter 
that is now in controversy, and when 
the accounting is made I expect it 
will take some time to straighten 
matters out. 

No Ax to Grind. 

“I have no ax to grind in this mat¬ 
ter, buf as a director of the company 
I want to see that the stockholders 
obtain their rights. If we allowed 
things to go on as they have the im¬ 
provements and ^alterations made 
each year would eat up all the per¬ 
centages that were originally to be 
applied on the cost of the building, 
and besides that, we are asked to pay 
for furniture and other things which 
the contract does not specify. 

“Mr. Beifeld owns a majority of the 
stock of the White City Construction 
company, and he is able to do as he 
wants to in almost every matter. 
His brother, Morris Beifeld, his son, 
Eugene Beifeld, and even his book¬ 
keeper at the Sherman House are in¬ 

terested in the concern, and some of 
the stockholders are trying to obtain 
their rights, and that is all there is 
to the case.” 

Mr. Beifeld has denied all the ac¬ 
cusations made by the complainants, 
and avers that his books are open at 
any time to the inspection of stock¬ 

W. Donald Mackintire, who is play¬ 
ing the double role of the bridegroom 
and the servant in “A Gentleman from 
Mississippi,” and who has been con¬ 
nected with the company one year 
next month, is not only well known 
in the theatrical profession but has 
gained quite a reputation for himself 
as a baseballite. But recently the To¬ 
ronto Eastern League team sent him 
a contract which he was compelled to 
refuse because his mother and father 
objected to him re-entering the rather 
hazardous field of ball playing.’ Aside 
from this he has had many tempting 
offers from other clubs but to each he 
has turned a deaf ear. His prowess 
on the diamond was demonstrated last 
summer during the long run of “Paid 
in Full” at the Grand Opera House. 
He played short stop on the special 
“Paid in Full” team and it was due to 
his splendid work that the team lost 
but two out of twenty-two games dur¬ 
ing the season. It may be recalled 
that Mackintire married a popular 
Chicago girl. 

Hamilton Coleman has been ap¬ 
pointed general state director for all 
of the Mort H. Singer attractions, 
and will be called upon to prepare 
“The Prince of Tonight,” “The Gold¬ 
en Girl,” “A Stubborn Cinderella” and 
“Honeymoon Trail” for the coming 

Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill—Terre 
Haute, Ind., Aug. 2; Champaign,®., 

3; Mattoon, 4; Springfield, 5; Jack¬ 
sonville, 6. 

Barnum & Bailey—Kalamazoo, 
Mich., Aug. 3; Grand Rapids, 3* Bat¬ 
tle Creek, 4; Lansing, 5; Flint®®; 
Saginaw, 11. 

Campbell Bros.—Chadron, N. D., 
Aug. 2. 

Dode Fisk’s — Fox Lake, Wis., Aug. 

3; Berling, 5; Waupun, 6. 

Frank A. Robbins—Bellows Falls, 
Vt., Aug. 3; Keene, N. H., 4. -1 

John Robinson—Salem, Ill., Aug. 

2; Marion, 3; Cape Girardeau, Mo., 4. 

Honest Bill—Kensington, Kan., 
Aug. 9; Cedarville, 10; Gaylord, 11; 
Smith, 12; Lebanon, 13; Ebson, 14. 

Golmar Bros.—Portage, Wis., 
Aug. 2. 

Howes Great London Shows—Jut¬ 
land, Vt., Aug. 1-2; MiddleburJ®|; 
Virginus, 4; Burlington, 5; St. Albans, 

6; Montpelier, 7; Randolph,! 8-9; 
White River Junction, 10; Claremont, 
11; Brattleboro, 12; Bellows Falls, 13; t 
Ludlow, 14; Manchester, 15 - 16 ;]Ben- c 
nington, 17; Chatham, 18. 

Miller Bros. 101 Ranch—Water- 
town, N. Y., Aug. 2; SyracuseJS; s 
Newark, 4; Albion, 5; Lockport,j|_ j 
Norris & Rowe—Levis, Que., Can., c 
Aug. 2; Riviere du Loupe, 3J R' _ 
mouski, 4; Campallton, N. B., 5; 
Bathurst, 6; Chatham, 7; Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, 9; Bridgewater, 10; Liv- 
erpool, 11; Shelburne, 12; Yarmouth, j. 
13; Dinby, 14. R 

Ringling Bros.—Salt Lake, Utah, 
Aug. 2; Provo, 3; Ogden, 4; Butte, 
Mont., 6; Missoula, 7. V: j 

Sells-Floto—Green Bay, Wis., Aug. , 
2; Oshkosh, 3. . p 

Lambriggers — Goshen, Ind., 1 July 
26-31; Peru, Aug. 9-14. p 

John Robinson’s 10 Big Shows— 
Marion, Ill., Aug. 3; Cape Gireaudeau, ^ 
Mo., 4; St. Geneveive, 6; Pacific, 6; 
Rolla. 7; Lebanon, 9; Springfiel^T®; 
Neosha, 11. 

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Manager John Fleming returned 
: from Atlantic City last Sunday to 
., take up his duties in his managerial 
1 capacity at the Grand Opera House. 
This will probably be the last season 
' that the Grand Opera House will have 
; in its present location, as next year 
the new house will probably be com- 
" plete, so Fleming intends to make 

- this a banner season to close the rec- 
: ord with. 

Arthur Fishell has just returned 
from Chicago, where he has been 

- managing Young Creatore and his 
band. Fishell reports that the organi¬ 
zation is in splendid shape, and he 
thinks that it will soon outrival all the 
other bands in the country. 

Benny Miller, of the John Robin- 
son Shows, stayed off in this city last 
Monday and visited with his old cir- 
: cus friends before proceeding on his 
way to St. Charles, Mo. 

Frank Brusso, of the Cole Show, 
laid off in St. Louis for a couple of 
1 days the other day. He left last 
Sunday for Indianapolis. 

George Wodicka, the heavyweight 
.aoortender of the Chippewa theater, 
nas accepted a position with the Park 
.THlm Company. Jumbo turns the 
scales in the neighborhood of 400 
^pounds, an 4 should be a great addi¬ 
ction to the company, where his opin¬ 
ion must always carry weight. 

t J° de , Cooper re Ported at Havliris 

n **?] Tuesd ^y t0 start in again 

,„ n ' s °*d capacity as advertising 
hL,"*' . IF 8 P Iace has been taken 
aown at Manmon’s Park by Moon. 

‘ F ? Ster "Ported to his local 

last Tuesday. He left the Ringling’s 

show at Scranton, Pa., and is ready 
to start in on a winter job in this 

Frank R. Tate returned from the 
east last Saturday, where he had been 
conferring with the powers-that-be as 
to the present theatrical situation in 
St. Louis. The actual result of the 
meetings in New York has not been 
made public yet, but it is practically 
certain that several big changes will 
be made with regard to the policies 
of the different houses. 

Frank Daley left the city last Mon- 
• day to do the advance work for his 
show, “The Casino Girls.” The show 
will start on the road in two weeks’ 

S. Murphy has been appointed by 
Manager Frank Talbot to look after 
the advertising of the Gem theater. 
Talbot believes in advertising on a 
very large scale, and Murphy will be 
kept about as busy as he can pos¬ 
sibly be. 

Josephine Jacobey and company 

are appearing this week at Frank Tal¬ 
bot’s Gem theater. Miss Jacobey is 
a very finished violinist, and her act 
is more than making good with the 
crowded houses that it is drawing to 
the Gem theater. 

Charles Freeland, who is 'employed 
at the Grand Central theater, is con¬ 
templating becoming a musician. It 
is not quite certain what instrument 
he is going to play on yet, hut it is 
believed to be either a violin or a 
viola. De Soto (Mo.) papers please 
copy.—BASIL WEBB. 


Billy Williams has closed with “The 
Tenderfoot,” and has signed to l^elp 
entertain with “The Isle of Spice.” 

Porter J. White arrived in Chicago 
Wednesday from New York. Mr. 
White will remain in the metropolis 
of the west for a few days, and then 
will depart for Philadelphia, where he 
will open in vaudeville. 

Arthur Stein, formerly with the 
Shubert stock at Milwaukee, has 
signed to go with “Saul of Tarsus.” 

Vardaman, an impersonator who has 
been making good in vaudeville, 
leaves Sunday for New York, where 
he will appear at the Fifth Avenue 

D. R. Bogart, manager of the opera 
house at Clinton, Ind., was in the city 
booking attractions for his playhouse 
this week. 

Walter Green’s new sketch, entitled 
“The Lion Tamer,” will be presented 
at the Virginia theater next week. 

Harry Bestry, who is known as the 
lioy with the pipes, or in other words, 
a baritone singer of some reputation, 
is singing at one of the vaudeville 
• houses in Chicago this week. 

John A. Preston, author of several 
plays that have pleased the patrons 
of Stair & Havlin’s theaters, will 
spend the balance of the summer at 
Ihe New York and Boston beaches. 

John and Jessie Powers are re¬ 
hearsing with the great Star and Gar¬ 
ter company. 

George Denton, who was in the sup¬ 
port of James J. Corbett last season, 
leaves for New York Saturday to join 
“Just Out of College.” 

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Thomas J. Smith, late star in “The 
Game Keeper” and other attractions 
of note, is associated with Lou Wil¬ 
liams and Pearl Evans, who are now 
presenting the one-act playlet “All Is 
Fair in Love.” The sketch is booked 
for the principal houses of the west 
as a headliner. 

O. E. Hallam, formerly with Digby 
Bell, “A Texas Steer” and other first 
class attractions, is in Chicago, having 
arrived from his summer home. 

Augustus Neville will appear in 
vaudeville in the near future. Oliver 
White has written a new act for him, 
entitled “Politics and Petticoats.” 

C. P. Walker, manager of the the¬ 
ater at Winnipeg and other houses in 
the great northwest, was a visitor in 
Chicago this week. 

.. Edward O. House, who was for a 
long time identified with the Peerless 
Quartette, has received a contract 
from Fred Irwin’s Burlesquers, to be 
seen with that organization, which 
opens in New York early in August. 

Joseph Rhode, the progressive man¬ 
ager of the Kenosha theater at Keno¬ 
sha, Wis., was a caller Wednesday. 

Bert Crowell and Anna Gardiner 
will be seen in the cast of “In Wyo¬ 

Marion Lind has secured a patri¬ 
otic position, and will report for re¬ 
hearsals with Harry Scott’s “The Girl 
of the U. S. A.” 


Eva Taylor and Company have a 
new act, which opens at the Majestic 
theater in Chicago on September 20, 
with thirty weeks of Orpheum time 
to follow, by Casey. 

Williams and Tucker open August 
9 on the Orpheum circuit, their first 
time on that circuit in four years. 

Walsh, Lynch and Company in 
“Huckins Row,” a rural sketch, open 
September 6 for two months, with the 
Orpheum to follow, booked by Jenie 

The Hawaiian Trio have thirty- 
three weeks with the Casey circuit, 
commencing September 20. 

Fannie Fields writes from London 
that she is meeting with success to 
even exceed her fondest dreams. 

Wyonne Larmor, one of England’s 
foremost lady pantomimists, will ap¬ 
pear at the Fifth Avenue next week 
prior to her return to Europe. This is 
the young lady who wears golden 
gloves made of 18-carat gold. 

Homer Lind and Company open in 
Detroit next Monday. 

Edna Aug plays Buffalo and To¬ 
ronto before opening on the Orpheum 
circuit in August. 

Patrice starts on the Orpheum Aug¬ 
ust 23. 

Mareena and Mareena have twenty- 
seven weeks’ contracts for eastern 
time, booked through Casey. 

Martinella & Sylvesta were forced 
to close at Hammerstein’s in the mid¬ 
dle of the week, owing to the serious 
injuries received by Sylvesta in his 
fall among the chairs. They were re¬ 
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very heavily, and were held over for 
the third week. Martinella and Syl¬ 
vesta play the Majestic in Chicago 
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S. OTIS DOTSON, President, Lima, Ohio. 

Johnny Wiggins of Detroit sends a 
picture of his sumptuous bungalow at 
Lake Saranac. 

Miss Mustgrew, the pleasant little 
lady who takes your card in when you 
call on any of the agents in the 
United Office, is away on her vacation, 
and, needless to say, she is missed. 

Robert Hilliard landed Wednesday 
on the Lusitania. 

Fred Thompson announces that the 
name of Mabel Talliafero is to sink 
into oblivion and hereafter Mrs. 
Thompson is to be known as Nell, 
and will star the coming season in the 
largest production Mr. Thompson 
has ever attempted to launch. It 
will be called “Springtime,” and was 
written by Booth Tarkington and 
Henry Leon Wilson. It opens at 
the Liberty theater about Nov. 1, and 
it is said to be a tremendous produc¬ 

Charles Carter starts on a 20-week 
tour of the Klaw & Erlanger houses 
opening. August 29 in Denver and 
playing Salt Lake City and the coast 
cities, after which he will make an¬ 
other trip around the world. 

The Langdons appeared at the Lyric 
in Hoboken last week and immedi¬ 
ately after the first performance were 
changed from the opening to next to 
the closing of the bill. The act has 
ben considerably improved since leav¬ 
ing the west, and the preps comments 
are almost flattering. They are ac¬ 
credited with having at least intro¬ 
duced a novelty in vaudeville and a 
brilliant future is predicted for them. 

Bell and Caron, Spaulding & Du¬ 
pree, Bandy & Fields, Weeks & Miss 
McAvov. Mile. Martha and the Rose- 
dale Four open on the Sullivan & 
Corisidine circuit on August 2. 

Adelaide Thurston will appear next 
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Exhibitors Unable to Secure INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Please Advise Us at Once 

Nest Release 
Aug. 2nd 

Finest Moving Pictures inlthe World 

Warning to Moving Picture Exhibitors 

Don’t Be Fooled By Cheaters 

Who, operating under the guiseof “Independents,”;may try to supply you with duped and old shoddy 
films purported to be the product of the INTERNATIONAL PROJECTING AND PRODUCING CO. 

THE PICK OF THE EUROPEAN [SUPPLY, controlled exclusively for the American marketjbyour 

Upon application we will be pleased to furnish you with a list ot exchanges that can supply you with our films. 

Notice to Exhibitors and Exchanges 

The Trust knows^full well that it may not interfere with International Projecting and Producing 
Company’s film, and Exhibitors and Exchanges need have no fear as far as our film is con¬ 
cerned. To those handling other film we cannot guarantee protection, but we will legally defend on 
interference with International Projecting and Producing Company’s film. Advise us promptly of 
any attempt made by Trust agents to intimidate users of our goods in any way.